like a man pouring rain out of his hat.
She told him everything she felt for him, just like that.
She wanted everything to be perfect
the right moment and place
They were sitting on the couch just the two of them
she had not made up her mind to say anything.
It just came out
it was unplanned, unscripted
She was so nervous she was stammering
he was the only person on this earth that
had that effect on her.
She told him everything
that she loved him and had worried about him
that she cried when he did and hurt when he did
It was so beautiful
he took her in his arms and
she never wanted him to let go
she cried. She finally let it all go
she wept like a baby and
he held her and he whispered he loved her
She said she loved him too she said she loved him
and he said he loved her too.
He said he did not want to hurt her
she assured him she would not get hurt
she said she would wait for him
he urged her not to
he did not want to hurt her
and she would not let herself get hurt
that is a risk she knew must take
to put it all out on the table as he said
they could sort it all out later
it was out there now
and she was unsure of what to think
she did it, she said it and what a relief
he pondered aloud what might happen
what could happen
if it never happened
he did not want to leave her alone
she assured him
the hope of him, of a future together with him
would keep her warm.