I looked you in your eyes tonight, and for the first time, I knew what it felt like to be loved.

Somewhere in between tomorrow and forever I could see us joint as one.

We were happy.

In between our gaze, I heard a pretentious vow:

“I was never a woman to believe in love at first sight, but everything’s changed since I met you.”

We are happy.

You elaborated on the strong connection turned fatal attraction and your contemplations of everlasting after everlasting.

We will be happy.

I entertain thoughts of spending the rest of my life with you; magic is not only for fairy tales.

I want love.

I’m in love in a time when love isn’t taken seriously…but I would be a fool to look at you again and not be prepared to say “I Do.”

I’m loved.

An excerpt from “An Ode to the ‘Good Girl’” available in paperback or kindle (e-book)