want to set my pen down,
forget my shoes,
wander and dance with you
in a summer’s rain,
leave muddy footprints
on quiet sidewalks,
and spark the wonder
of all these passersby
who long to gaze in this way

she forgets her name,
too giddy and feeling the same,
sees herself in us when we uncover
our souls and play,
in every sense and cell
we’re singing her song,
loving, loving, loving in this way

beauty that needs no embellishment,
a heart and mind I could forever relish,
quiet, laughing, moving or in stillness,
come what will or may
I will touch you, hold you,
and be with you in this way