Per Sempre
I’ve often asked myself
Where I’d be 
And what I’d be like
If I’d never met you
Your sensuous pleasure
Your jovial vivaciousness 
Made me feel alive
From the moment I arrived 
I could shed my skin
And take on another
To become another me
When I was with you
The flight from me 
From all I represented 
Was a necessary step
To find myself 
Adolescent infatuation
Grew to a mature love
With deep feelings 
Of affection and respect 
But a need to grow
Outgrew my need for you
Yet you will ever remain 
A part of who I am