I am engaged to be married.
Last night I proposed marriage to Amanda, the woman I will spend the rest of my life with.
And the first words out of her mouth were “for real?” Yes, my Love, for real.
Below is the first poem I ever wrote for Amanda:
I know your melody in my veins
a beat in rhythm with my heart
harmonizing with my soul
giving music for the dance.
I know your laughter in my chest
a delicious chaos of seizing muscles
glittering in my eyes
giving joy a soundtrack.
I know your story in my brain
as good as witches or dragons
sparking my pen
giving redemption meaning.
* * *
I see our silhouettes standing before us
framed in tentative rose
shadows cast by a rising sun drawing toward us
as warm yellow suffuses our bodies.