it's real with her

By: Abbey Kelley

my laughter quieted 
when she looked at me.
there hasn't been anyone else in the world
who makes me as still as she does,
because her eyes sparkle even when
she's frowning,
and she I know she can see
everything good about me.

all of a sudden I am okay we are 
sitting so close.

our hands are the same size
and I'm glad hers are just as sweaty.
fingers intertwined, she squeezes my hand,
telling me things words could not.

I realize then that I have never
loved someone as I love her.