I didn’t fall in love with you…. I bloomed.
I sometimes forget
how bright 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
Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.