this is how she feels when she thinks of him
wrap her arms around him
to be warm near him and take him in
he stays
to curl into him during the night
warm, safe, solid
loving the exchange
the calm in his voice
lovely, he uses so often
and the way he is, in the morning, pleasantly surprised
love to talk with him
when he reaches for her hand across the table
and kisses her fingers
her heart smiles
excited to be with him
the ease of the exchange
to take in his intelligence
to hear him expand
she learns
the way he holds her face when he kisses her
she finds herself free
and happy
filled with joy
curious to know more
to feel her face in his hands
to smile while he is kissing her
to sparkle in his presence
lovely, is she