This one was hung on the door to the bedroom:
To my wife,
You shout and I shout,
But when you fall asleep, I watch you closely
and I can never stay angry.
You are too beautiful
You are too loved.
Instead, I think about the years to come
Each night as we will fall asleep
Each time you will fall asleep first,
and I will watch you closely
and I will love you more each time.
This one was hung on the door to the pet room:
To the beautiful Beast-Mistress:
She rules over all the beasts of the house
and she tames my wild heart too.
So many fond memories of sitting here.
Because I sit here with you.
And those times when we both look at each other at the same time?
You know what I'm thinking
I know you're thinking the same thing?
That's gold. Pure gold.
So many memories of your laughter,
and the funny looks you give when I laugh,
because I cackle maniacally.
So many memories of you shedding tears into my shirt
as you cry on my shoulder, and I try to be the man who can wipe them all away
Memories of your face lighting up with that one smile I try to describe to you
I caught it on film once or twice
That smile that goes from ear to precious ear
when you find a favorite surprise.
I never thought I'd love you like this.
I loved you years ago, but not like this.
Not to the point where every inch and corner of my world
is your world too.