The first time I saw him,
The first time I saw her,
He wasn’t doing anything special.
She was being fearlessly herself.
He was sitting in his circle of friends
She was surrounded by her best friends
With his head thrown back in laughter.
With this look on her face like she knew a big secret.
He was bright and boisterous,
She was colorful and courageous,
My sun shining after a day of thunderstorms and lightning.
My rainbow promising me a better tomorrow.
He was animated and alive,
She was vibrant and vivacious,
The cartoons I used to excitedly wake up early to watch as a kid.
The moonlight I looked forward to as a child because it meant freedom.
He was refreshing and reinvigorating,
She was exhilarating and exciting,
My cold drink of water after I was done running from my problems.
My daredevil actions to prove that I am not afraid.
He was perfect and my polar opposite,
She was perfect and my polar opposite,
But still I was drawn to him
Yet I couldn’t tear my eyes away
Like a moth to a flame.
Like a dog desperate for water.
He was everything I was not.
She’s everything I’ve ever wanted to be.
Is this love?
- m.f. & e.o.