I fell in love with you twice before Tuesday.
Once, when you were stirring the pot of soup
And again, when you unzipped my insecurities
And left them in a pile on the floor.
Do not get a big head about it though -
I also fell in love with the lady at the convenience store
Because she tied my tulips with a bow
And the four o’clock sun
Because it said my name with a trilled r
Sure, I may love your Everest shoulders
And how your voice gets deeper when you wear a tie
But I also love the stranger reading Tolstoy on the treadmill
And the sound of waves beating their existence upon the sand.
There is no slamming of doors at the convenience store
And I do not wonder if the sun will be here in the morning.
The stranger reading Tolstoy has no unkind words
And waves are patient.
So do not brag
That I fell in love with you twice before Tuesday.