I have my heritage, and yet I seek
for those who are exactly what they are,
that my time be worth the time it takes to be.
The women I have known were more than kind,
and yet, I brought no gift beyond myself.
It seemed so insufficient at the time.
I hold your kiss tonight inside my mind
and touch the gift your womanhood will bring;
for you are true to youth, and I am silent
to tell you how you are
more than you know.