Love is the art of saying the unsaid,
Touch, smile, an embrace,
Celebrations of quiet.
When I am near you, I feel warm,
At night as you stand by our bed,
Comforted, confident, certain.
Mornings are best, we are rested.
A beautiful new day welcomes us,
Together, holding hands by the window.
Sometimes it is the unexpected,
A past due chore discovered completed.
A piano cleaned, and being played.
Sharing past pains, broken stories, no lies.
Facing every truth of love, loving.
Accepting my failings, my time, my age.
Now it seems contained in all you do,
The nectars of happiness, passion, joy,
I see you. I quietly love you.