i remember when you wanted me to praise
your face, tell you how much i owed you.
long adorned sentences, i polished them over and over in my
those compliments i kept at the ready, rain or shine.
i'll admit, i blushed more times than necessary.
i'll admit, you had a strong hold over me.
you wanted me right where i was,
in the palm of your brass knuckled hands.
my heart must have bloomed a few thousand times.
by day two, you knew i'd be there and yours
remember when you wanted me to praise
your head, tell you how much i adored you.
honey seeped right out of my eyes.
the clouds above me, mirrored your touch that night.
you wanted me right where i was.
at your beck and call even when i'd ignited your temper.
any wrong step could become your trigger.
i'll admit, i held your hand for longer than i could
how was it that your tender voice could say such words with
words that made butterflies become a knot in my stomach,
that only your soft words could untangle.
did you know? sometimes i held my breath when you got
wanted me to praise you.
could have timed my heart rhythm with yours, i would have done