It was here

In the deep green of the woods

With the fading sunlight spilling through branches like fire

That she smiled most.


It was here

That they walked further

Branches tugging insistently

Hands delicately exploring

As the crimson sun dipped away.


It was here

With the warm smells of earth and life

And the solemn call of a night

Full of promise.


It was here

They were free.