Forgive me for these words may
seem a lesser way to state my
feelings on matters of the heart,
but here at last you may see
what you always meant to me.
I never thought I would become
as accustomed as I am to solitude
until you found me in that corner dreaming
of whispered lies and golden tragedies
resonating through my charcoal shadow.
I used to lie here wondering
why you chose to see me when
all others had since passed and
I had nothing left to offer except
a silent look with sunken shoulders.
Your gentle words sparked a fire
of caged curiosity within my mind
where everything made perfect sense
and now I knew the only way to
stand up tall as one alone.
But I’m not afraid to say
that I love you here today
for you were there holding my hand
as I rolled the dice you squeezed and
I knew then to feel was just the best.
I wasn’t who you thought I’d be
but maybe that’s the point for
if we could guess each other’s steps
perhaps we’d never know the things
we truly meant to see.