When my thoughts are jumping
All around the page
And my heart is thumping
Despite my goodly age?
It goes beyond the laughter
And the warmth of an embrace –
Something to do with love ever after
And the peace of unexpected grace.
Perhaps it is simply a surprise
To find my affection returned –
Compensation for tears and lies
And for all the years I burned.
My hope is that you feel
Half of the joy I know
And you trust my pledge is real –
Beyond this page of tell and show.