No One Else

When you whispered into the darkness
“I belong inside of you… No one else…”
our bodies entwined in greedy embrace
arms, legs, fingers, lips and tongues
trying to taste as much skin as possible
I instinctively knew it to be true
there may have been others but they don’t belong
no one else has heard my silent song

When you locked eyes with me and said
“I’m so happy I got to meet you. You’re so special!”
looking at me with sudden intensity across the table
the sincerity of your words drawn on your face
making me feel your gaze like a tender, sweet caress
I instinctively knew it holds for you, too
there may have been others but they didn’t have a clue
no one else can see me as clearly as you

When you said with happy surprise
“We’re actually good together… We’re good!”
your face alight with the effortless joy of it all
our eyes crinkling up with laughter
smiles wavering a bit at the edges with the enormity of it all
I instinctively knew it to be right
there may have been others but they didn’t quite ring true
no one else can make me laugh the way you do

When you held my face between your hands and admitted
“I might take a risk in telling you this, but I have fallen in love with you”
I knew that you would say it and I feel it too
from the beginning we seemed unable to make distance
and when I smiled with no fear and said “me too”
I instinctively knew it to be different
there may have been others but not in this way
no one else has really made me want to stay

When you put your hand over your heart and said
“I WILL see you again”
your face completely naked in its honesty
our hands gently grasping each other
the ugliness of the airport disappearing around us
I instinctively knew that I would fight for it to come true
there may have been others but that would be making do
no one else makes me make sense as much as you