I used to call you a stranger
I shook my head and laughed
when you asked me to marry you
“You don’t even know me!”
Grinning, you said, “I know enough.”
The days passed
I fell in love
Fondly I called you
my home, my safe place
The steady rhythm of your heart
comforted me like nothing I’d ever known.
Nothing else mattered
when your strong arms held me close.
But just as time comes for everything
so did it come for us.
And for reasons I will never understand
now you have become
a stranger again.