The sweetest growth
has been getting to know her voice
held at quarantine’s length
for far too long
while watching her videos
over and over
just to hear her speak.

Time passes
and the world has healed
enough at the moment
to allow us more chances
at being physically together
where conversation
draws us ever closer.

Her voice
now sings to me
even in the written message
from cute to sass
to a growing love
that will see us
through any separation.