On a balmy, summer night
Sitting among friends
Watching you
Sleep on the couch
After having had
Too much to drink

I came to understand
My heart
Unbearably full
Of love

Like a bird
Discovering new wings
Struggling to fly
Jagged cliffs below
Bare sky above

Of you waking up
To my pounding heartbeat
& seeing my discovery
I sit quietly
Unable to breathe

I wanted to
hold you to my heart
and say
I love you

In that exact moment
I fell in love
With you

& you’ll never know

Sashikala Premawardhane

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