sometimes i am so full of love for you
that i feel i will overflow before the night ends.
i am the ocean that blankets the beach
and surprises the village. with you, i forget i have boundaries
and i love, untethered
when i see you smile you become the sun
in a starless portion of the universe, where life cries out
in relief at your presence.
when you laugh i find myself oddly close to tears,
like my body can only contain so much feeling
before it splinters a little at the edges.
too often the world is a dark, cold place
but in moments like these, i am the opposite of hopeless.
you define what it is to exude light. you are a beacon,
not just to me, but to a world at siege
and so many people see it.