I didn’t want any of this; never wanted to fall in love.
I didn’t want to fall weak.
I didn’t want to fall in love.
But then, when you smiled a smile that touched your eyes,
I fell in love with that smile.
When you looked at me as I rambled about my day,
I fell in love with that potent gaze.
When I stood at the bus stop, waiting,
And a baritone whisper caught me from the back-
As it said, “Good morning.”
I fell in love with that voice.
When we walked by the beach as the Sun sang romantic ballads
And the waves hummed its tune,
And you repeated a step to fall in step with me,
I fell in love with that pace.
When I added salt instead of sugar by mistake while making tea,
And you drank it in one gulp and just simply asked for another cup,
I fell in love with that silent encouragement.
When we were waiting in line at the shopping mall,
And you started playing with the baby in the pram behind us,
I fell in love with that subtleness.
When I animate my frustration and you listen to me
With your chin resting casually on your palm,
I fell in love with that patience.
When I forgot to have lunch and you walked in
With the arched eyebrows of an archer’s bow,
I fell in love with that scolding.
When you crack a cheeky joke which echoed in your eyes,
I fell in love with that mischief I saw.
When you gave me your arm to entangle mine into,
When I wore heels the first time,
I fell in love with that grip.
When you drummed the table with your knuckles
To a melody of your dream,
I fell in love with that music.
When we exchange words of silence
Through the mere feeling of each other’s presence,
I fell in love with that understanding.
When I saw you dance to the rhythm of your heart beat,
I fell in love with that dedication.
When you’d throw passive tantrums of mood swings,
I fell in love with those flaws.
There’s a difference in knowing things about someone
And knowing someone.
And with every moment of knowing you, I fell in love
Like the way life breathes; steadily and subconsciously.
And I fell in love…