i want to sit back in our dream
in our chairs in the sun one afternoon
and just know we did it, the right thing.
when i finally said the right words
when you finally felt soothed and knew you could not return
to the life you once knew, nevermore.
when you finally said it right this time
you convinced me
your mind spoke, while drowning
and then it smiled, while crying
somehow getting through to me, it worked.
with me from that moment on
when i was there for you and you for me
in those moments when you heard my words
the time you looked in my eyes, pulled my arms around you closer.
you are the bright side of forever
a feeling that had been looking for me
it saw who i was
and sent me to you.
i had you
you saw me smile before you dashed off
knowing that my seconds would remain ingrained in your brain.
© r.e.l. 3/2/14
Submitted to the POETRY magazine