Common interests, common pride
Common joy and pain
Common laughter, common tears cried
Common loss and gain
All this we know, all this we share
We're two of a kind, you might say.
We don't say, "I love you," we don't say, "I care,"
For actions spoke louder this day.
Commonly ostracized, commonly hurt
His arms give me comfort, I give back in kind.
Common meals end with a different dessert ,
My lips he seeks, his lips I find.
Our minds , both sharp and clear as the morning sky
Our hearts share the warmth of the sun.
We hope this will last; but we know, he and I,
That others will find us ere our lives are done.
But for now there's no question
Of this gift from above.
'Tis for our common uniqueness
That we've fallen in love.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.