First Time Ever

I’m comfortable with who I am

sure I’m enough

more than a man….


more than skin and bones and muscle

more than just a presence


First Time Ever

I’m certain that I’m wanted

sure I’m desired

words that never applied are concrete


thought about, missed when I’m gone

more than just a presence


For the First Time Ever

The things I thought were flights of fancy

thought were reserved for ballads and date movies

through tearful eyes, I see are real


tearful for a different reason


And I wake up seeing and breathing in

something I didn’t think existed

Not all creations are fiction