The Meaning of Words

I know the meaning of words,
but I can’t define them.

I know why I love you,
but I can’t find the words.

I could sum up my life with one word,
if only I could remember it.

I would dance with you,
if I knew which steps to take.

I would lay with you,
if I knew which side you preferred.

I would wake up by your side,
if I could sleep through the night.

I would fantasise with you forever,
if only I could dream.

I thought I knew the meaning of words
– but I’ve changed!

And all the books I’ve read,
no longer read the same.