Instead of at a concert during my favorite song,
or in my favorite library,
or even in front of our friends,
we made the hike to the river,
in my flip-flops, because you said I should wear them
I made it, wheezing and angry,
because I saw you put the box in your pocket.
And that’s when I saw,
and I understood why,
even though I hate hiking,
you wanted to ask me
where I could see the most beautiful view,
because you know how much I’d love it.
That’s why I said yes.