side by side we sit
roots planted firmly in the ground
our vines so gradually growing closer to one another.
I reach, under the cover of darkness
aching to feel the touch of your smooth leaves.
my brittle branches reach all but to you, my dear
and alas the sun arrives
and yet again I retreat-
we are destined to dance apart another day.
I watch as you grow,
beautiful pigments of mauve and violet littering
the ground beneath your stem
days fade into night, and night warms into day
even the quaint mice using your leaves for shelter
pause to admire your vibrant colors,
and your beauty.
I dream of you, my dear
of the day when our vines shall intertwine.
I yearn to grow into you until my roots
cannot be distinguished from yours.
I wake every morning to the songbirds chirping your name,
and rest each night with the thought of you beside me.
I would give my last sip of water to watch you bloom another day.
I catch my breathe
on the thought of your love
each time I seek to show you how I feel.
I shall grow quietly,
until my vines have the strength
to envelop you with the love you so deeply deserve.