August 29th

you gave me...

daisies at a metro stop in paris
coffee and books on foggy sunday mornings
bare feet dancing on a stone tiled kitchen floor
silly nicknames--
     such as "blueberry muffin" and "my lady"
the most beautiful letdown of pro-creating endeavors
a perfect panino after a long bus ride to taormina
your arm as we perused the rainy moss covered streets of england
mornings of being awakened by--
      scratchy beard nudges, the smell of your cologne, and whispers of "you're my favorite person"

you gave me a proposal of marriage on historical steps beneath the words "enshrined forever"