i never meant to fall in love with you but i did

with your narrow blue eyes

and boyish fascination with the stars,

with the way you suprise me and keep my life interesting

with your strong hands

and warm arms

and chest that is like

safety

with a hint of fresh laundry.

it's not that i'll never love another-

no, that's not it,

because i know i could

it's just that i hope i never have to.