When I first saw you I knew for the first time in my life
that love at first sight was a real thing,
and not something just made up for movies or books.
You were and still are everything to me.
You are my best friend, my lover, the person I want to call when I get good news
and the only one I will let see me cry.
When I wake up in the morning and roll over to see that I stole all of the covers from you again,
All I can do is smile and think about how lucky I am to have you next to me before I kiss your forehead
and hold you to stop the shivering.
Sometimes I don’t notice my bad days because I’m so focused on trying to make sure that you have good ones.
When you have your mood swings and close me out, it hurts
because I lose my best friend and my girl until you’re ready to talk to me again,
but that’s a temporary pain I’m willing to endure in order to have a future with you.
You hate when I stare at you but I can’t help it.
I keep my eyes on you as much as I can when we’re together
just in case I don’t see you for a while once you leave.
No one sees me smile more than you because no one can
make me happy just by being near me.
I’ve never had someone who pushes me to be a better person
without even trying.
You don’t have to say anything,
I just want to do better and be better because of you.
And most of all, I love those moments when you don’t have those emotional restraints that hold you back on a regular basis.
You spill your heart out with your words in every breath
and let me inhale it all.
You don’t care about my past,
all that matters is who I am now and for that I am grateful.
Even if “I’ll love you forever” changes to “I loved you,”
I’m just happy that you are here with me right now because in this moment,
I am happier than I’ve ever been.
By Tevin J.Reese