Today I told her my intentions, she smiled, giggled and walked a few steps then looked back at me and asked "did you mean it?" She was referring to the part of my day when I kneeled on the floor and asked her "Will you marry me?" These moments of vulnerability leaves one naked and stuck in a moment where air causes us to choke. I remained there on my knees as if I were her knight in shining armor with a shiny ring to show how much I loved her. She picked me up from the floor and said "I can't, I love another." I told her my words were truths written long before I met her. Her phone rang and she walked away and I was left naked to the world without a shelter. I loved once in the midst of a cold October.