Why Do I Love You, Distance

I saw you from a distance; a person worn ragged by life, still wanting to love.
You reached out and touched me when no one else would.

I love that you accepted me.
You make me feel like I am good.

 I see the battle within you, wanting to give totally, yet wanting to hold back.
When you love, you give all of your whole self.

 I envy your ability and fortitude in being able to befriend anyone.
I find who you know, engaging.

 I admire your enthusiasm.
You are truly alive and living.

 I find fascinating what you know.
You have opened another door in my being.

I am truly happy to be a part of your life,
if not for ever, for now.


            ... 1997