you are the smile that plays on my lips
curling at the corners like crinkled paper
a little flick of playful carefree innocence
a little parting of lips, a little show of teeth
a little grin, a peek into you.
i am the eyes that drink in you
and i could say that word again and again
a little sing-song tune on my breath,
a puckered kiss, the lilt of a laugh
i cannot pull my gaze away
when i turn you turn also
the imprint of you, me the shadow of a footstep
i walk away
you gallantly follow.
you are all i have.
i wrap arms around you, me.
you tell me not to worry
and i tell you i am afraid.
you say you love me