no words

would i tell you that i loved you
do you need to hear the words

words dripping in soft honeyed layers
enveloping you in their light

would this change a thing
bring your heart to mine

for words are words
and love is love

and the bright love in your heart
it dulls in the stark light of day

so keep me softly darling
hold me quietly, inside

my love would simply lose its meaning
spoken out aloud