Under summer constellations
We star-gazed our futures;
Spliffs and cheap wine by the lake,
I knew your features like my own.
So how did I not see you?
Late afternoon, autumn chill,
Sunlight though maples
Like fire against the sky,
And suddenly you were there—completely.
And suddenly I wanted you like nothing else.
You smiled in spite of the long waiting,
Unfolding like a mystery before me,
My eyes finally open, your secrets revealed,
That first kiss stole my breath away.