Are You Going to Kiss Me?

Are you going to kiss me?

I don’t mean to ask,

but your hard to read sometimes

and your feelings I want to unmask.

Are you going to kiss me?

I see something in your eyes

and when you look at me

my stomach has butterflies.

Are you going to kiss me?

You draw my attention to your lips

and it takes everything in me

to not grab you by the hips.

Are you going to kiss me?

You find reasons to touch me

and with a graze of your hand,

you make me a devotee.

Are you going to kiss me?

I cannot stand the wait!

So hurry up already and

call this what it is: a date.

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The World Around Us

Talking to you feels like the world around us stops,

just our two voices and the sound of fat raindrops

punctuating the pauses between our laughter

and the flirting that brings the smiles I’m after.

It feels as though we are the only people in the room.

Everything disappears until we want it to resume.

But in that moment all I can see if you,

the rest of this place is out of view.

How can I look anywhere else when across from me

is the whole reason I came all the way to Tennessee?

Great Smoky Mountains?Rivers? Trees? The views?

They aren’t the wonders of the world I’d choose

When my heart is beating, almost out of my chest.

Of all the joys of nature, I like you the best.

Nothing on the mountain could ever compete

to the man right here, affectionate and sweet.

When I’m with you, the world around us stops.

Our time together is sweeter than lemon-drops

and that is just how I like it.

What I Love About You

What I love about you is

your strong but gentle hands

your welcoming heart

your  ceaseless faith

your contagious smile

your infectious laugh

your kind words

your thoughtful actions

your love of life

your adventurous side

your passion and your drive

your optimistic outlook

and your compassion for everyone

just to name a few.

 

Winter Advisory

I am a car,

just trying to get

from point a

to point b

on slick, snow

covered roads.

I’m just trying

to get a grip

and keep control

of my life

but I am

slipping and

sliding downhill

faster and faster.

I know that

pretty soon here

I am going to crash

and it is not

going to be pretty.

It’s going to

cost me far more

than a stupid mailbox.

I am putting

everything I’ve got

into getting to

my destination,

but my gut tells me

that I’ll never make

it there alive

#1 Fan

I always believed in you.

I know you can achieve

anything you set your

mind to doing because

your ambitions don’t take

long to turn into a list

of accomplishments.

Your success is simply

inevitable, eventual, obvious.

You have dedication and drive

that will push you through

any challenge life throws

in your direction.

I’m proud of you

and all that you do.

Sincerely,

your #1 fan

Every Mile Between Us

After a twelve hour drive

I could truly feel

every mile between us.

Leaving was already hard,

but feeling myself get

further and further from you

hurt more than I ever

thought it would; thought it could.

700 miles doesn’t feel that far

until you actually travel it

and have to race away

putting every mile between us.

Before my trip,

the distance was but nothing

but now 700 miles feels

impossibly far away.

And far as it feels,

at least distance is measurable.

The real pain comes from

how far into time it will be

until I see you again.

Because that is something

that I just don’t know.

 

When I Look At You

When I look at you…

I see the future laid out in front of me.

I see a smile that warms my whole body up

coming home from work on a cold winter day.

I see heads thrown back in laughter

as we make dinner in our tiny kitchen together.

I see adventure after adventure

as we explore the cast world around us.

I see someone who is thoughtful, caring,

and willing to listen to the shenanigans of my life.

I see the father of my future children

who will be gentle, loving, and patient.

I see the dad who will be fun and energetic

and give them endless childhood memories.

I see a hard worker who never gives up

and is willing to face all of life’s challenges.

I see us celebrating life’s biggest moments

together hand in hand.

I see you teasing me with grey hair as we

rock on our front porch for endless hours.

I see someone who is ready to live life

to the fullest until the very end.

I see everything you will be

and hope that it will be with me.

When I look at you…. I don’t see just you.

I see my best friend.

See Your Eyes

I long more than anything to see your eyes

than I long for the end of grey winter skies.

At night I toss and turn; I agonize

of the thought of when the opportunity will arise

for us to be reunited under the same Ohio skies

will come again.

 

I can’t wait for the moment to come! A reprise!

My excitement I cannot desguise.

I look forward to gazing at you and to no surprise

feel my whole life that I’m enduring paralyze

except for the hundreds of  butterflies

you stir up within me.

 

Looking into your captivating eyes

reminds me of the beauty of a sunrise

and the feelings that I now realize

the sharing of with you would be unwise

unless I’m seeking out my final demise;

but my how you just undo me.