Cali Kittana

How Do I Tell You I Love You

How do I tell you I love you?

Ti amo, te amo, ai shiteru, je t'aime, I love you?

Shall I say it in sign or another language?

Are you ready to hear it from me?

 

I understand that the phrase scares us both.

However, I'm not so sure I can hold it in longer.

There have been confessions of liking, none of love

Will you accept how I'm feeling or deny me?

 

How do I tell you I love you?

Through my care taking, worry, and compassion?

What about through late nights?

Or maybe it'll be breakfast in the morning

 

One of these days I'll show it through actions

The likes of which you have not yet seen

It'll be "See you after work"s and "Have fun today"s

The trust we'll share to go out alone with friends

 

How do I tell you I love you?

Is it through writing you poems?

Or perhaps you'd prefer I sing you a song?

Maybe it's even just me acting like myself

 

The way I'll smile like I've never been hurt

Or when you'll catch me dancing around the room

How I'll sleep because I feel safe enough to do so

Or maybe it's me joking about the way you sleep

 

How do I tell you I love you?

Should I just confess like a girl in an anime?

Doesn't that sound just a bit cliche?

Maybe I should write you a letter, it's so personal

 

It would be full of doodles and hearts

But every last word would be meaningful

I'd tell you everything that I feel for you

Then hand it to you in a small, pink, envelope

 

How do I tell you I love you?

Is it through subtle hints?

What about our normal flirting?

Maybe it's just through our calls

 

How you let me fall in and out of sleep

The way I watch you live your life

Seeing the way you get more comfortable

Some day soon I'll see how we act together

 

How do I tell you I love you?

Do I even say it at all?

Or should I just leave things the way they are?

I want so badly to tell you how I'm feeling

 

However, maybe it's for the best we're this way

The words might scare one of us away

I don't want to lose you when you mean so much

At some point I would like to hear you say it

 

How do I tell you I love you?

Maybe through questions and answers?

Picking you up things here and there?

Or is it through getting to know you so well

 

And how you'll imagine me as a caretaker

The way you let me help plan events and parties

Wishing I was there to be with you

How I want to be shown off as arm candy

 

How do I tell you I love you?

Is it through my attention to detail?

The way I notice all the little things?

Maybe it's through my memories of us

 

Fearful eyes looking at me when your dad called

The way your whole body relaxes when you smile

How you took pictures just for me

The way we've made plans for future events

 

How do I tell you I love you?

Should I just say it to you "on accident"?

Or do I take it a safer way and say we need to talk?

I'll figure out a way one of these days

 

And maybe I already have found my way

By telling you I love your slant rhymes

Or even by the way I stare longingly at you

It could even just be the way everyone else says I do

 

How do I tell you I love you?

Should I show you this poem?

Or shall I hide it all away?

I'll tell you one of these days

 

I'm being told by others that I love you so

Yet I try and try to hide these feelings from you

There really is no point in doing so

People can tell that you care the same for me

 



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