When I saw her yesterday

I stumbled and lost my way

her blue gown flowed to the floor like a river

I quickened my pace as my leg began to quiver

one foot in front of the other bringing me near

as I contemplated words to whisper in her ear,

wondering if it would be too soon

if “I love you” would make her swoon

I had loved her so long

I knew it wouldn’t be wrong

I could have wrapped my arms around her waist

and touched her soft lips to get a sweet taste

of that soul I know so well

This declaration is all I needed to tell