NaPoWriMo ~ Day 6

The prompt at NaPoWriMo today is to write a poem which looks at things from different points of view.

Five Ways Of Looking At The One You Love


When I look at you, I see the best version of myself looking back at me

The person I always aspired to be, yet lacked the perfect role model

Now I am finding what I always thought were my missing pieces

They were, after all, just waiting for you to arrive.


Yet another morning of walking into the bathroom to find

That the cap is left off the toothpaste again

And the sink full of little hairs left over from your shave

I sigh in a combination of annoyance and resignation

As I remind myself that I love you.


As I glance across the room and see the gray which has woven its way into your hair

My mind wishes to know when this old version of you crept in

All of the things which attracted me in the first place are still there

Just masked a little by laugh lines and gray hair.


Just one look at you is all it takes, and it matters not what you are doing

Something as simple as watching you stir honey into your tea can set me off

Into an overwhelming desire to taste your soft lips

And a desire to invite you into the bedroom for a while

Even though it is two in the afternoon.


After all this time my heart still skips a beat

When I hear the sound of your laughter echoing against the walls

Or see that look in your eye that lets me know

That you find me as beautiful as I find you

When I can almost hear the wheels of your brain spinning

As you think of solutions to a project or the ills of society

Still find you smart, fun, nerdy, sexy.

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