tuesday evening

and YES

you were magnificent

you always are

standing ovation

velvet falling

swarms of admirers

pour out to the reception

pour on the sugar

tell you what I already know

what I always told you


you are amazing

and now

even offstage

you shine

and the light you cast

reveals me for what I am

a shadow in the corner

I'll keep

this safe distance

and watch you be seen

and YES

you are adored

by all

but I am adored

by you

and that is enough

for me