It’s Saturday morning, I’ve woken when I should still be sleeping. Listening to my love’s breathing as she lies next to me. Listening to the overall stillness of the apt with another housemate and three cats. Listening to the quiet of the world outside. It’s dawn. Overcast maybe. The light outside barely enough to wake the world from sleep. I sit here thinking how grateful I am that in 38 days she and I will be legally wed in Washington DC. That she wants to spend her life with me. Hopeful that someday some federal legislation will come along and allow our marriage to also be recognized in our own State of Virginia.
Lea, my love, I love you with all my heart.