i rise in the early morning light with butterflies in my stomach, my heart swelling, my breath short. a performance before me, the beginning but hardly the first chapter. for we've been together for some days now my love. the scent of your skin against mine, the taste of your kiss, the salty lips on mine, your heartbeat... i know thee well, yet today i prepare to meet you in front of an audience, the dearest of our hearts together with us. i do. until night falls and the sun rises and the world turns endlessly, i love you. and i will take your hand in mine and place a golden ring on your finger and take you as my love until death do us part, until the sea takes us into her arms to the stars. i am yours.