She looks at him in wonder
As the afterglow fades into memory
How could she have known that a man, this man
Would fill her life so fully?
She reaches up to touch him
Her finger tracing the line of his jaw
Knowing here, together,
She’s safe, happy, belongs,
How could she have known the gamble
On him, on them,
Could have exceeded expectations
And made past pains fade from view?
She sighs, as they drift to sleep together
Thinking of the years shared
And the ones yet to come.
Each day, never taken for granted.
She looks at him in wonder,
Just as he looks at her.