before there was you,
there were others.
and they left me defeated.
they left me defeated.
they left me.
they left me wondering about love,
that tender affection,
that sense of passion,
that deep desire for another.
was it a truth?
or was it a false plot,
like a zombie flick?
was love a reality
or an invention?
i never knew
but always wondered.
my imagination ran untamed
like a band of wild horses
until we found each other.
each day with you feels like a moment,
elapsing expeditiously.
your embrace feels like home,
exactly where i want to be.
para siempre.

by Carmen Varner