I sit next to you every night and feel the tension.
You still can’t see why I want to be with him,
Why I love him so dearly,
How I could ever be with anyone like him,
And one day, I hope you will.
Even if I told you, you’d still never understand
The way he makes me feel when we’re driving
Down the busy highway singing along to the CDs,
Holding my hand, and glancing over at me
After making a joke with a gentle, kind smile.
You wouldn’t know about how on our first date
We didn’t leave his apartment complex because
We were talking and playing video games and
Eating his traditional dishes with his sister.
You wouldn’t know that it took him several dates
Before he got up the courage to kiss me
Or that he’s willing to watch silly girly things
And take me wherever I want or need to be
As long as it makes me happy.
You don’t know how all those fights that we
Used to have worked out the kinks in our relationship.
You don’t know that there’s a promise ring
That’s way too big sitting in a drawer.
You’ve never seen the way his eyes light up
The minute he sees me walk into a room.
You’ve never witnessed us cooking together,
Substituting every ingredient in a recipe
And adding in kisses along the way.
There are many things that should separate us,
But they don’t.
These are just a few of the many things
That testify to what you doubt:
He’s in love with me, and I’m enamored by him.