i. I love our conversations where
i learn something new about you
some previously undiscovered detail, a tiny one,
which makes me understand you more,
something I would think about
and smile, because it solved a little puzzle.
ii. I love our conversations about
absolutely nothing in particular, where we
ramble on about what some third cousin said,
I love the natural comfort between us
as we debate and laugh about everything,
our happy bubble feels impenetrable.
iii. I love the conversations about
specific incidents in your life,
the nice ones and the sad ones, as well
because I get to see your eyes light up
as you describe every happy detail and
I get to hold you tight through the hard ones.
iv. I love the conversations about
specific incidents in my life, too
because I get to relive the joyful moments
and talking about the tough parts seems easy,
because I've got you beside me
quietly cheering me on and having my back.
v. I love our conversations which
are part of our routine, the ones where
you call to check-in and I know
you have stepped outside to talk, just like I have,
we talk about our day and we talk about lunch,
a quick 'love you' and just like that, my day looks up.