"hotel room lighting

no way to mask the beauty in

ripped up jeans,

a dirt crusted black t-shirt

standing

just inches away from the rest of my life

crystal blue

eyes

matching the

ring in hand;

glistening and not-so-subtle,

true

love

at it's best

between the desk and the bed

one knee, four words

and knowing,

'I love you' would never come close again.

'Never mind the rain, darling girl.'"

6:03pm 4/2/2006