I don’t know if I know how to do this, if I know how to be loved this much, if I even know what love looks like
is it the way my heart aches with joy when you smile with your eyes?
is it the way I feel my own rib cage squeeze when our little one needs someone, and you scoop her up in a whole body embrace?
is it the freedom I feel to allow my mind to go wherever it needs to go as we sit next to one another on the couch?
is it the breath I exhale when you reach for me as you drift off to sleep?
is it the easiness that comes with deliberate familiarity, with 25 years of growing alongside one another?
is it the ability to argue until we run out of words and the knowing no more are needed?
is it waking everyday with you?
maybe love is in the smallest of choices, in the simple, everyday moments;
what if love is life itself?
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