I didn’t fall in love with you…. I bloomed.
I sometimes forget
how brightly you shine—
I’ve become accustomed
to your ways— but then
when you laugh and smile
as you tell an old story
in that familiar style,
I am taken back to the first
time I realized my soul
resonated with your everything-
voice, kindness, gentle manner,
the moment I knew I could love
you forever, the startled joy I felt
with that first spark that began
our ongoing boy-meets-girl story.
—C.L. Fisher, July 2021
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