It wasn’t love at first sight.
Hell, I didn’t even know anything had happened
Until I was already neck deep
In love songs and romantic poems.
The first time I knew it was meant to be
Is when you recognized an obscure band from my playlist.
You said you adored my taste in music.
That’s when I fell in love with your mind.
The second time I knew it was right
Was when we were smoking in the freezing cold
And you offered me the only jacket we had.
I knew you’d do it for anyone.
That’s when I fell in love with your soul.
The third time was different—more urgent.
You weren’t breathing on your own
And I couldn’t get to you.
I knew then I didn’t want to live
In a world you were not in.
That’s when I fell in love with your life.
And every day since then,
I’ve found a reason to fall in love with you.
Your strength, your character, your motivation.
Your drive, your smile, your love.
And your vast, compassionate heart
That would take in anybody
And keep them forever.
I’m looking forward to keeping you forever.