That love thing

These are the things that I want to do
to walk untrodden paths with you,
explore the shore where
there’s always more than
meets the eye.

I want time to die, to try
to let me live
to give you more.

I want to walk you down The Strand
have tea in Simpsons
hold your hand
and listen,
no nightingales in Berkeley square,
but for you
I’ll put them there.

These are the things I want to do
before my midnight comes
and only with the one
and only you and but for you
there’d be no point.

© 2016, John Smallshaw.