Photo by Natasha Kalsi
The sun was setting softly down by the river;
Spring’s gentle breeze caressed my face.
We were lying in a hammock
my head nestled against your chest
and your arms around my waist.
I recall breathing in the fresh cotton aroma
of your favourite t-shirt
which sent rippling shivers
down my spine.
The beautiful kind that
only comes once in a lifetime.
In that moment
I could feel your electrifying gaze upon me;
so I turned to face you and
was captivated by how instantly
I fell for your sea glass eyes
when I’ve always been a sucker for brown.
You had a way of seeing me
when I didn’t think I wanted to be found.
The icy barricade I had built
around my heart melted away
when it saw the summer in your irises.
I fell in love twice that day.