He wrote I LOVE YOU in the sand
but the tide washed it away.
He fashioned I LOVE YOU from the
golden leaves of Autumn
but the wind blew his words away.
He carved I LOVE YOU on the bole
of an oak
but the woodsman sawed it away.
He looked into her eyes and said
I LOVE YOU!
But it was too late -
the sea and the wind and the woodsman
had done their work well
and the words vanished
in the thin air.