Do the words “I love you” echo through time?
I haven’t said them enough to know
If all I hear circling in the lonely moments
Are the words I wish I was still saying
Or the words I have said.
I remember each instance, each first time.
“I love you, too” through tears as it ends.
“I love you, you know?” as we dance.
“I love you” as we sit side-by-side.
“I love you” to you.
Each one honest and wrenched from my chest.
An explosion of trust, a placing of me in you.
I remember each instance.
Are they just memories circling through me?
Or is the love still there
Infinite the moment the words are said?