I know I love you because when I think about letting you down I start to sink.
I know I love you because when I dream of you I dream of your smile.
The way you laugh and press your fingers to your forehead, like you’re preventing your whole body from cracking.
I know I love you because when I see your thinning hair I know you will make a cute bald person.
I know I love you when I have to slap myself to stop thinking about you.
Because I love you.
I love you and you know it and you embrace it, which means you love me back.
I love you because you still say you love me back with your words, and hearing those words can take my heart up a thousand miles.
A thousand miles up and past the atmospheric layers to say hello to the sun.
To thank her for sharing her disposition with you.
A thousand miles deep through the ocean to spread this feeling.
Through the waves and currents that give the ocean her movement.
Unpredictable, incomprehensible movement.
The same kind of serendipity we followed to find each other.
And here we are.
Here I am.
In love with you.