These names
Love labels
given
with intent
only
of claiming

Colouring
each moment
Mirrorballs
and satin
Some REM
song plays
a back-thought
serenade

I called you
sweetheart
True one
Darling
little snuggie

I called you
puppy
lover
my own very
star kitten

I called you
fluffy
bunny
My sunshine
My perfection

All the time
I labelled you
just claiming
you for me

But when
my owning
turned to love
I loved
the love
you gave me
Making me
my very own
secret
special
name

[From Dianne’s prompt: “Kitten”]