Tell Her Before

Tell her, 
before your alarm clock 
casts her into the oblivion 
of your dreams, 
before the night 
cocoons you into slumber too deep
to hold her ‘neath the moon.

Tell her, 
before your youth 
steals your attention 
with quadratic formulas 
and dates you’ll soon forget, 
before maturity 
has ambitions, 
bills and retirement plans 
as priorities.

Tell her, 
that the day the stars 
were baptized in her tears,
they bore the night sky 
as their cross, 
made their pilgrimage 
across her irises
to be one amongst her pupils.

Tell her, 
she need not bathe
in Milky Way 
to accentuate her beauty. 
Glasses and curls 
can indeed be gorgeous.

But most importantly, 
be honest. 
Let her know that
whenever she exits the room, 
she vacuums out the air 
with her departure.

Let her know, 
that coherent sentences
are nigh impossible to construct 
in her presence;
that you feel 
the letters destruct 
into awkward silence
because THAT 
is just how speechless she makes you.

Tell her, 
that you miss her. 
Show her,
that you love her.

It’ll be more 
than the silence of my fears 
ever led me say.


They Were Right

If they told me
that I’d still love you
well after your frame
would delineate your age
less gracefully than you hoped for;
your skin,
abused by life’s solar flares,
would completely eclipse the glow
within the pigment of your youth;
I probably would’ve ran away from you,
far into your future self
to tell you,
for better or for worse,
they were right.

For no sunset,
can embezzle the radiance
in your smile,
the luster
in your laughter
that I’m still dazzled by.

are rendered useless
in your presence,
their shadows still question
the degree of relevance
in light of you;
for no measurement
can quantify my admiration
or adoration for you.

For your love,
immutable through
the vicissitudes of seasons
we never planned to weather,
posed as the apex
of timeless memories,
of a priceless virtue
framed suitably
within vows.

So if you,
are ever to doubt
my affection just know,
that I was,
that I am,
and always will be
in love with you.