when i fell in love with you
i was younger, prettier and
many pounds lighter.
and you had freckles -
thousands of them, on your face
and arms and back.
i was easier to please, ready to listen,
you had dreams to dream,
and stories to share.
i had eyes only for you,
and you had beautiful green eyes
and sooty, spiky lashes.
i liked the clean woodsy smell of you,
and you liked disappearing into the woods
for many, many days.
i stayed by the sunlit stream,
skipping on the rocks, waiting for you
to emerge from the forest.
and just as easily and surely
as autumn follows summer, i fell,
out of love with you.