Take Me Somewhere Else
Here we are, nineteen years later.
It feels like only yesterday when you were making me crawl out of my hermetic shell to pick you up and travel Tampa with you by my side. This stranger talking to me like we’d known each other for ever. And, to be honest, the moment I laid eyes on you I felt this “click”. It was like I knew you from somewhere. Somewhere that was good. I didn’t feel any anxiety, or negativity from you. I’m still feeling that way nineteen years later.
Sure, we’ve had some downs. But you can’t deny we’ve had so many more ups. I don’t get how you came out of nowhere and tamed me. ME! The one who can’t tolerate anyone longer than twenty minutes. You’ve got some sort of magical powers. And you’ve worked them on me for nineteen years.
The best part of our relationship is the memories. I think about you and how far we’ve come a lot more than you think I do. If I were walking along the beach and I found a genie bottle, and after finding the genie bottle I rubbed a genie out (snort…I rubbed one out) and that genie that I rubbed out (hold on…give me a minute. I’m like being a teenager here.) that genie told me I could pick anyone on this planet to fall in love with. I’d still pick you, even after nineteen years. ESPECIALLY after these nineteen years.
You’re the one. You’ve always been the one, and you’ll forever be the one for me. I love you with everything I’ve got and some of the things I didn’t even know I had. You. Tim Kimbrough. Happy Nineteenth Anniversary in a world where our kind of love is questioned. We didn’t question it. We’ve embraced it and celebrated it. I’m glad you invited me back in 1997. I’m glad I didn’t just hop in my car and leave. And I’m delighted you wouldn’t go home. I would have missed out on the time of my life. With you.
I can’t wait to hit twenty years with you. Then thirty. Then forty. And if there’s a way to connect with you in the here-after…I’ll find it. I can’t ever imagine a me without you. I don’t even want to think about it. You know how I hate jinxing things.
Happy Anniversary. x0x0x