I met you on the edge of time
Where the minutes of my span aren’t long,
A fate wrapped up in clamorous rhyme,
Near the end of a lover’s song.
You sauntered into me like light
That shines a path behind a storm,
And caught me unaware one night —
A smiling face so soft and warm.
I fell when then I should have tried
The hardest moment to resist
The lure of love, but I denied
That thought and chose instead your kiss,
And we were joined inside the cloud;
It seemed as if you stood right here
And I could touch you, though I’d vowed
To never let a lover near.
I fell into your soul, and then
I caught your fire straightaway,
And I have burned each day again–
And this is where I want to stay.
Let time be damned; it matters not
How long I’ve left to ponder you —
I only know that I forgot
All others whilst I fondly grew
So deeply falling into you!
— for her—
©2017 by tom kraft