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Let me light up the sky,
light it up for you.
 
It was like an escape,
lying against you without any worries.
Just feeling safe and loved and cared for.
 
You started mouthing lyrics, and along with the song sang,
 
“you’re too pretty for me.”
 
I laughed and shook my head at you.
 
How could I possibly reciprocate with something that would be nearly enough?
Any line in any song I know would be insufficient.
You inspire music in me and fill my heart with song with a single smile.
For all my poetry and prose, I still lack the ability to express what you mean to me.
 
We continued to just hold each other and relax. Your playlist went on,
and my heart swelled with adoration for you. Finally, I sang quietly,
 
“How can I stand here with you – and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me,
how could it be
any better than this?”