I Will Love You First

I will love you first

you beautiful man

you warm soul

you red heart.

I knew you before any one else.

Forever my friend,

even when I didn’t pay attention to you

or take the time to enjoy that genuine smile.

I’m aware of the truth that compels you.

The kindness and light you aim to give.

The compassion that lingers on your honeyed words

there will be others,

new lovers to know ,

new glories to see,

and many new experiences.

But I will not stop:

drawing hearts in that mirror

blowing kisses at that shadow.

I will love you first.