With a love she had
never known before.
She was overwhelmed,
and I was ecstatic beyond
any words I could possibly say.
In the madness of young love,
I could have swallowed her whole
like a hungry Barracuda.
There was no way she could
have matched my intense ardor
having recently emerged from
a marriage that was a mistake
and left her painfully scarred.
I had to wait 5 years before she
was ready to want to marry me.
The most agonizing years of my life,
followed by 62 more years of marital bliss.
Before she died last year, she promised
to wait for me in the next world so our
stardust can merge and we will be together
for all eternity.