Take Your Breath Away

Your smile lights the room


Awkwardly you walk with me

Looking at me and then to the ground again

You brush your hair away

You clear your throat

“It’s ok” I say, “It’s all going to be fine”

You smile and pull close

The relief of surrender falls over you

and you awaken to a new reality

In you, the things other men have found strange

I find endearing

In you, the things other men have found challenging

I find exciting

In you, I see a wondrous woman

Searching for stars on her ceiling

Finding love in blue eyes

Awkwardly you walk

but you know you won’t walk alone


Doubt and fear fade

and your soul breathes a sigh of relief

As I take your breath away…