I have written 

a thousand and one poems

About the trails

Of heartaches

Left in the wake of reckless souls

Who’ve waltzed into my life

To take what was theirs

And leave what was mine

As though pieces of me

Were belonging to them

 

The way you could

Surf along the waves

Rolling through the rivers

I’ve built tirelessly

With my tears

 

So

Many 

Words

 

Woven into beautiful 

Long, enchanting braids

The shades

Echoing of a tapestry

Written into my life

Against my will

 

Like a massive 

Colorful

Doormat

With a cheerful

Welcome

Sign

 

And suddenly now

There’s you.

And I’m at a loss

About what to say

For the one who stays

 

The one who deserves all the honor

And the praise

To be painted in elaborate colors

And illuminated by the light

 

The one who demonstrates

The ease

Of bending over backwards 

Like an Olympic gymnast 

Who’s been training for this event 

For years

 

The one who makes it feel

Like you’ve actually been 

Super easy to love 

All this time

 

The glaringly obvious 

secret 

that only he could reveal.