Loosely based on Elizabeth Barette Browning's How Do I Love thee.
How do you aggravate me?
Oh let me count the ways
That you irritate me to the
Depth, breadth, and height
That my being withstands
Brush your lips against mine
Pull away with a smirk
Oh so self satisfied, so sure
The ways are endless
But then so are your charms
How you amuse me effortlessly
Leave me breathless with laughter
Tender away my tears with faint kisses
Wrap me in your arms.
You still smell of sunshine and warmth
Loath as I am to lose you
Reluctant as I am to risk you
Slipping though my fingers
Because it ever has been this way
The more I hold, the less I have
And I want to keep you near
For as long as I possibly can.
The road is long
Neither of us can see the miles
The spaces that reach across the distances
The lazy blue skies and beckoning horizons
The diverging destinies at that cross road
You just might take the road well traveled
While I take the one less traveled.
Do I love you enough to let you
Soar away from me, if you choose?
My heart quakes at the thought
But I do love you to the very depths
That my soul can reach
Even though you have never been
Mine to keep.
Smirk as you kiss me
Order me around
Maybe I'll keep