She didn’t know

I played with her hair as she slept

that when she smiled in her dreams

in my chest my heart leapt

She had no clue

as I listened to her breathe

a tear ran down my cheek

because I then knew what I’d need

She’d never guess

that I kissed the back of her head

and smiled that stupid smile

and though awake alone, my cheeks grew red

She had no idea

that as I covered her shoulders

and quietly left the room

I pictured us growing older

She would never figure out

in slumber, it was heaven that she did lend

she put a smile on my face

took my pain, and put it on the mend.

She couldn’t see for herself

for as she slept I admired her all

knew I was the luckiest man ever

my fortune made any pot of gold look small.