From across the parking lot
I glimpsed her sweet warm smile,
it said hello and beckoned me
to stay and talk awhile.
We talked about things near and dear
and how we view the world,
and on that warm, delightful day
a special bond unfurled.
Her smile captivated me,
her warmth reached deep inside,
and when our visit ended,
my joy could barely hide.
I knew not what to feel
since I'd be moving on,
but wondered where this spark could lead
despite that I'd be gone.
She, too, must have felt this awe,
her words spoke to my heart,
and on this day I knew deep down
that this was just the start.