first, the airport hug.
second, showing off your hometown.
next, the flower shop & tuna fish sandwich
down by the river.
later, meeting the family,
who welcomed me with open arms.
then, two games of bowling,
which led to celebratory dances & sore wrists.
after, chatting in the living room
telling old vacation stories.
and at night, you told me,
“I already loved you,
but after today, I do even more.”