i'm on my last piece of paper
and i still haven't been able to explain
what i was trying to say in the first place.

my hand's skaking a bit and my lead is chipping at the edge,
please mind, let me spit out these words before my resources are shot.
think think think, oh, here we go,

dearest,

no no, that won't work.
i wish i could just ask you how.
but it would seem pointless
to ask you how to say

"i love you"

to you.

oh wait, no, that's good.
i love you,
why couldn't i think of that?

cheesy and cliche,
totally unoriginal and simple.
but there really aren't other words to say it.

i love you, i do.