there's only one true love in everyone's life its what they've always said it consumes you, eats you up from the inside out steals your breath and your heartbeats and almost assuredly they'll love you too feel all the same things in all the same ways
but im not sure i believe them because i've loved a million times in a million different ways
some loves are quiet and unspoken grown from the warmth that thrums in my veins when they smile and thank me for the coffee I brought them
others are the pillars of my soul made of a consuming sensation of peace when i rest my head on their shoulder
and the rarest of loves makes my heart sing songs in languages that I could never learn touches that are followed with three small words
When my grandfather passed I found a butterfly Yellow and small hovering around my shoulders, lightly kissing my cheeks with every flutter I walked five feet, then ten. Bidding farewell to my new friend. And yet, the friend followed me no matter how far I strayed And so I returned home to my mother, the yellow butterfly following behind Then her eyes widened with shock, and, a touch of happiness Her smile turned bittersweet as she pulled me into her arms 'Look dear,' she said, pointing at my new friend. 'There's your grandfather, he's come to visit.' She reached out with her fingers and the butterfly settled on them. 'How could that be grandpapa, Mama?' I asked, curious as ever. 'When a loved one passes, their spirit visit us in the form of butterflies.'
Twenty years since. butterflies have followed my every step. I've begun to wonder if they announce the passing of a loved one or prepare me for my own
I can't stop wondering what could've been If I was braver, if you were shyer Something in my soul tells me that we fit like puzzle pieces I feel it in the way we speak with glances The way your body shifts and moves closer when I'm near The way the colour blue reminds me of your eyes and warms my heart There's something about the way you say my name soft but sure Like you're tasting every letter I don't know if we still have time.