I waited outside criss crossed windows
our lives together
like always, we were meant to be here.
She rounded the banister, bedtime linens flowing in the darkness
a light behind would shine her soul
such is the beauty of a woman in love in a twilight.
Her smile lit up the night,
this anticipation I watched her hands open locks
she would hold a key that meant,
yes, you do sweet reckoning my heart will stir.
I thought to myself in this quiet night
have I ever been, could I, is it possible,
this delightful moment is the first time I have experienced love.
I felt unsorted, like in a dream
all the significant moments of mystery might blend
until waking would I see her with me, next to me,
our hearts will intermingle now,
and as I do watch you rest so peacefully by my side,
I know in the immediacy,
I am your caregiver for life.
For while the world around us may continue to confuse,
we can in each other’s eyes know our truths leave others blind.
© Thom Amundsen 3/2021