I think of you laughing
like a carefree giddy little girl,
amazed and awestruck
by the wonderful, intricate, and bewildering complexities of the world,
all the while relaxed in such untamed and unworried behavior
because you know
deep down in your heart that you aren’t alone,
not truly alone anymore,
in your thoughts, perceptions, and priorities.
Because, you know a man, a real man,
who is not an imposter, a bully, or a charlatan,
who cares for you and appreciates you as he should;
who has your back like no other ever has or ever will.
You know how much he wants to see you shine and dance and trust and love with complete abandon.
You just know,
he could never tolerate himself letting you down or disappointing you by failing to be the man you deserve and that you need to believe in.
It is a dreamy thought
that seems as though it might easily become a romantic reality
if only certain souls might stumble upon one another
and in doing so,
choose to believe