i told you once that i loved you with a love that can't be named;
it still can't.
it runs deep like a soul river.
it was there that one time we cried and cried
because that boy hurt your heart.
it was there when we yelled at each other for no reason
at all -
it was there swimming with summer draped all
it is there when we tell each other the secrets
we just can't bear to keep.
it's there every single day
it's still there, bigger than
an exploding heart.
i say it now -
but this time, with longing
hanging from each syllable.