Poetry by Xelminster


{ Can I Tell You? } { I Know } { Our Time }

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Can I Tell You?

Can I Tell You?

What if I can't tell you?

How I watch you sleeping, so beautiful
by the firelight, with a rare smile that
I hope is a dream about me.

How I watch you during the day, your
grace and beauty making even the most
mundane of tasks a joy to behold.

How I catch my breath when you say my
name, as only you seem able to say it.

How I can feel your eyes upon me even
when I'm not looking at you, and when I
do, how I wonder if I can ever look away.

How I feel when you touch me, and that
I can still feel you when you move away.

How I catch you looking at me now and
then, on your face an expression
curiously like the one I know I wear when
I look at you.

How I love you, with everything that I
am, or will ever be.

Oh gods, what if I can't tell you?

Oh, but what if I can...?

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I Know...

Not yet, my love.
Not yet.
Our time is not yet.
You're not...quite...ready.
I've seen you look at me, you know.
You're wondering. Questioning.
"How can this be?"
"When did this happen?"
"Can I really love her this way?"
"Does she really love me?!"
Yes, my Gabrielle.
I know my love for you, you see.
You're not sure. Not yet.
And you must be, or our time will not come.
But I'm not worried.
I know you love me.
And I can wait.
For this, I can wait.
Until you answer your questions,
Until you allow yourself to see what I see,
That we were each meant for the other,
Then our time is not yet.
But soon, my love. Very soon...

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Our Time

I live for these moments.
For this time.
When it's just you and me and the campfire.
No monsters.
No outlaws.
No scheming God of War.
Just you and me.
You're a lot more relaxed at night
Than you used to be.
I like to think it's because
We're together.
You also smile more than
You used to.
Especially at me.
I like to think that you don't
Smile at anyone else like that.
I like to think that smile,
Just like the one
You're giving me now,
Has never been bestowed
On anyone else.
You sleep much easier
Than you used to.
I like to think it's because
You know I'm here
And that I'll take care of
Any bad dreams you have.
You let me inside yourself
More than you used to.
Now that I'm inside,
My Warrior Princess,
I like to think that
You'll find it impossible to
Get rid of me.
I live for these moments.
For this time.
When it's just you and me and the campfire.
I haven't told you yet
How I love you.
I think it's time I did.
I like to think you do too.

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