This is the simplest thing to say

If put another way

I would be fine

Just another line

A sparkle in your eye

Like “I want you to be mine”

Or “Happy Valentines”

I imagine from my mouth three words

That reveal my heart and how it works

What it says as it beats

In pounding whispers it speaks

And for my heart this is the simplest thing to say

Just as the rhythm that it keeps

Three words that make it beat on

These words, if put another way

Would be the hardest thing for it to say