I love when a man is nervous to talk to me for the first time
Not in a masochistic way
Or a rude way
I just love the way they blush
Or the way they trip on their words
Or fidget with their fingers
Or the idea that someone in this world finds me attractive enough to be nervous around.
I love a man who is good at math
Who knows 1 + 1 equals two
Who knows the difference between multiplication and division
And can tell the direction of my attitude at any given time.
A man who will be adding up our future for as long as we both shall live.
And I love a man who is honest
Who tells me when he makes a mistake
Or when I have
Who tells me when my shirt is ugly but that he loves it anyway
Who tells me he loves me the day he realizes
Or tells me he doesn’t the day he knows.
For as I’ve learned from experience
Knowing the truth won’t make me love him any less.
And I am so good at predicting the future
But this time I see myself alone
Perhaps for the month
Or maybe the year
Or as long as it takes for a man to tell me I don’t have to be.
I love a man who will hold my hand
Or play with my hair
Or write me songs by the sea
I love a man who walks with me
And sits with me
And cries beside me
And pretends that everything will be ok
Even if he knows it will not
And I love a man who makes me feel ok.
Who allows me to help him feel it too
And I love a man who is strong
Who can lasso the moon
and tie it around my waist
I love a man who will kiss me in the morning
Even if my breath does not smell of fresh roses
But time moves so slowly
And nothing in life is guaranteed
So I intend to be the man I intend to love someday
The man who cooks breakfast in the morning for the one that he loves
The man who bakes cookies just because he knows it will make his day better
The man who does the dishes without being asked
and reminds you every day just how much you are loved
Just how important
And worthy you are
Because everybody deserves to know they are loved
And I love a man who can love
And I love to be loved and what an honor it is
And I will love many a man in this lifetime
Many who will break my heart or piece it back together again
And this heart is fixable, I swear
It just takes some patience and care
And I love a patient man.