I know when you miss me so;
Your dimples show when you smile
As you hug me—hold me close.
I know the secrets of your skin;
Every gasp and shudder, and wince
From the scars kept deep within.
I know when to listen and understand;
Shoulders bent from this world,
Too heavy for just one man.
I know when to pop the corn;
After a long day of work,
We can snuggle ‘till the morn.
I know when to say no and when to say yes;
When you’re swept under by desire
And plead for a rash request.
I know when to push on Monday;
Sleepy in your arms but having to go
Even though we long to stay.
I know when to hold on and when to let go;
Comfort you from the world,
Or watch you grow.
I know how hard you try in this world of ours.
I know our dream to stay awhile.
My soulmate, my friend—
I know your truths,
Because I love you.