love

Today, I discovered love in an unexpected place.

I am in love today. I am in love with your smile. With your intense eye contact, which wanes a little when you feel really awkward, or really shy. I am in love today, with the moment that we looked at each other, as we walked towards the hall. I felt the fire in my heart, when you asked me – again – what my name was. I am in love with your funny hand gestures, with your smile, those kind eyes. I am in love with your cigarette-stained teeth, the way your entire face crinkles up when you smile. I am in love with the very enthusiastic way that you say ‘yes’, when you agree with something. I am in love with the truth and honesty in your expressions, with your memories of trauma, and your hopes for the future. I am in love with you. I see you, I see you for everything that you are. You need be nothing more, ever, I love you.

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