steps

somewhere in the dreams of once upon a child,
there where i saw you first, white lace flowing,
endless trailers of silk snowy soft and smooth,
pearls in your wrists and fingers and bodice and neck,
how you smiled beatifically, sure of yourself,
and i, arrayed in armor, knelt in love and awe,
never flinching as i took your hand to kiss,
iridescence bathing me from your eyes,
eternally shared, our unspoken covenant to each.

——

an acrostic, originally meant to be given to her on a valentine’s day that never happened….

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