I love you when you smile, and your happiness leaks onto your lips,
When you share it with a moment-long, softly-sown kiss.
I love you when we simply sit in cotton silence
Writing love notes on each other’s palms with our fingertips.
I love you when you hum under your breath and close your eyes,
When I say the words but you just being here is all I need of a reply.
I love you when your words just blur into storm of light,
And the cool stars in the distance, blinking slow, brighten the skies.
I love you when I’m here, and you are far from where you should be,
When you speak, but all I hear is static on the radio when I’m asleep.
I love you when all that’s left of you is tiny pieces;
There are parts of you that can’t be torn away by any wind or sea.
Come what may, I’ll love you, because you’re a part of me.