what it means to flourish in paris

in your eyes i know
what it means to flourish in paris

we dance past art nouveau
finding stainless steel
linear symmetry

climbing the grand staircase
to stand atop orchids
we gaze at the glistening grand piano
you ask if i play
and my blush reveals the answer

both silently considering
composing love
upon the body warmed
smoothness of a grand staff

it was somewhere in the moment
of mutual joy
when we crashed the party
in the main ballroom
that i knew
of all the faces i have met
this body all woman
has never seen love the way i do
when i look at you

rubies were sewn to the eiffel tower
in our honor that night

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