I was smitten at first sight,
your grace, your charm, your animation.
My life before was all black and white.
You invited me into a habitat of animated color,
and proved to me a holy heaven exists inside
my own skin with angels and all, offering perfect
kisses of bliss in a vibrant unfamiliar universe.
A perfect love is all it took for you to banish
all fear, cultivate aliveness, and introduce me
to an end of being a lonesome critter I once was.
When I first saw you, I was mesmerized by your
non-stop talking—but even when you were silent, you embraced me with
your undivided tenderness was like the unconditional
love I received when first thrust into the world.