what i want, future wife

Hi.

I want to kiss you.

A lot.

Today.

Right now.

I want to try to find the exact perfect moment, you know, before realizing I am not controlling this.

And that I don’t want to.

That fate and momentum and love are driving.

My hands trying to get lost in your hair.

Our bodies finding their standing fit.

I bend over.

You tip toe it right up.

And our lips meet.

Just for a few moments.

To feel the explosion of energy.

Then we pull apart.

A little.

Our eyes lock.

Mine ask if you feel it too.

Yours tell me you could go for a snack, but that, yes, you feel it too.

And then we kiss.

No.

We really kiss.

The first of so many.

I want to call you ridiculous pet names after we kiss.

The ones that you can tell aren’t planned.

And that get increasingly silly over time.

I hope that’s ok, little bear.

I want to kiss you when you’re sick.

You sneeze miles away from me and I text a “bless you.”

And when you get home and crumple in to me, I lead you to the couch, and brush your hair out of your sadsickyface. I smile with compassion and lean in.

“You’ll get sick too,” you protest weakly.

“I wonder if my affinity for line symmetry is why I’m an ass man,” I reply.

You blink.

“Oh,” I continue, “I thought we were both saying things that don’t matter.”

And then I kiss you.

Always.

Forever.

I want to be facing spoons.

You and me.

Our baby between us.

Sleeping.

I nearly jump out of bed anytime either of you so much as flinch in perceived discomfort.

I kiss the baby’s noggin while I play with your hair.

Our eyes lock.

Mine don’t have any more questions.

Yours tell me everything.

Love,
Peter

 
 
 
 

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13 Responses

  1. AshleyD says:

    This is a good one, Peter.

  2. “Mine don’t have any more questions.

    Yours tell me everything.”

    My favorite.

  3. sarahdotcom says:

    well shucks. good good great.

  4. Heather says:

    This is really good

  5. Kir says:

    the hopeless romantic in me just melted all over the floor.
    this was pure poetic perfection.

    WOW!!!!

  6. Melissa says:

    Okay… wow. This is amazing. It is nice to know that guys like you are out there. :)

  7. Kimberly says:

    So few words. Such rich meaning. Bravo!

  8. Kelly L says:

    Aww, I love it. Like usual.

  9. The Sweetest says:

    Well, if this isn’t the best ever, then I don’t know what is. You, sir, have a way with words. And the ladies, I assume.

  10. Stacey says:

    Wonderful.

    She will hold you to this, you know.

  11. Miss A says:

    I really enjoyed this.

    Thank you.

  12. Wow, I’m so jealous of future wife. You’re post described everything I ever wanted out of my marriage, and everything I didn’t get. So I’m jealous, and sad, and thank you for letting me know that there are guys like you out there. She’s a very lucky girl.

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