I've spent so long Chasing after butterflies Following the flutters And rarely touching the ground Mistaking the excitement of new For the deepness of love I've come and gone so many times Feeling waves of lust wash over me Partially "in" at any moment With one foot always ready to step out Letting the past drip away As new feelings flood back in In this new life I notice glimmers The sparks of energy from before Sunshine glinting off the water The breeze echoing off butterfly wings What once consumed me entirely Now barely asks for pause
When I met you, the entire world stopped When we kissed, the earth shifted beneath us I fell in love with your soul as it danced with mine That first day and every one after.
You are not the flutters, you are the life propelling them You are not waves, but the moon commanding the sea You are you and I am me and somehow The Universe brought us together I love you more than I've ever known And I want to give you everything My soul knows yours so intricately And I'll love you for all of eternity
How much do I love them? Well That's difficult to answer. I could go cliche and say "I love them to the moon and back" But that's not far enough. I could pretend to not care and say "I love you as much as you love me" But that's not sweet enough. I can't figure out how to describe My love for them. <3
I used to hide your name In my line breaks - When you left town, I reached out through Smokescreens and similes. I used to hide my secret, Placed it delicately Within my pining, A secret only sapphics Would decipher - When I wrote about flowers, I was describing the way the breeze Caught each strand of your hair In the sun's gaze; When I went on about the wind, It was an attempt to capture Your scent Mixed with the ocean breeze That one week you Went away with me.
Teasing and testing me, You let clear water ripple Around your naked form, In front of me for the first time. Your whispers sent shivers Through my shoulders, Years spent yearning enough To override my senses. There were no tide pools Deep enough to prepare me For your beauty as the moon Threw shadows across your face; I wish I had been brave enough To dive straight in back then. A few years and states away; The months blur together now, The moon cycles shifting Seemingly faster every time. I wonder if you dare Ask yourself, what if? When you see her, Full and bright above you.