Why do I love you?
You take me to places only dreamed of
Jungles of steamy vegetation with longing lovers
Ice cold fields of snow with unsolved crimes
Inner-city streets where strangers meet unexpectedly
The unknown landscapes in my heart

When do I love you?
Late at night when I can’t sleep
On rainy afternoons with the sound of drops on the roof
as a background track on repeat
Lying on the sand in the sun a breeze tickling my feet
Curled up, cocooned from the outside world

How do I love you?
With every turning of the page
With every feeling of the words
With every line of the story.