(for my husband)
I now understand why matters of the heart are
not black and white and why to the naked eye
this might be casually mistaken.
Emotions will masterfully plot her course and defy
even the strongest intent of reason when it’s this fierce and uniquely intense.
When the transition from "like" to what you feel right now inexplicably forces its way into your being and you are compelled to respond and eventually surrender to its bidding.
Its aroma will waft your eyes shut and your heart
wide open when you begin to love someone beyond
who you are and even beyond who you want to be.