none of these things

I love that you remember everything
I love that you tell me no lies
I love that you are intelligent and wise
but none of these things
are why I love you

I love your sense of humour
I love your unmistakeable laugh
I love your wit, your wordplays,
your puns, your sass
but none of these things are why I love you

I love your sensibilities
I love that you save first, spend second
I love that you splurge when you deserve it
(I think you deserve it often)
but none of these things are why I love you

I love your confidence
and that you always consider my feelings
I love that you let me
be the little spoon, sometimes
but none of these things are why I love you

I love that you are patient
I love your endless forgiveness
I love that you love my messiness
but none of these things
are why I love you

I love your deep brown eyes
and the peace within them
I love your soft brown hair,
all your curves, and your silky skin
but none of these things are why I love you

I love you from the top of your head
to the tips of your toes
I love your strong, long legs
(what else I love, only the stars above can know)
but none of these things are why I love you

I love your mind, I love your heart
I love your behind, you are a masterful work of art
but your thoughts, emotions, and
technically “good” physique
are not why I love you

© Rylan Skelly, October 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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