he didn’t buy her flowers or candy
or take her to fancy restaurants and outdoor theatres.
he couldn’t find the way to sweep her off her feet
with a simple pick up line.
he was flawed
but she loved him just the same.
she loved his eyes
sparkle or no.
she loved his lips
whether or not they showed teeth.
she loved him even though he was like the seasons.
one day feeling as though he was suffocating
like the air of a summer thunderstorm.
the next as cold and sharp
as winter air.