I saw you and I loved you
From the moment that we met
Even if I didn’t know what love meant then
And sometimes still forget.
We connected in an exploding star
Your heart and mine,
And travelled separately and together through space
To this time and this place.
I know this because I feel the universe
Inside my love for you
A vast expanse that knows no bounds
And expands ever into them.
I resonate, I do
At an intimately infinite level
In time with your own unique vibration
Because we are two halves of one whole
Formed in the same fiery furnace
In time’s violent beginnings
And sometimes I catch my breath
With the sudden realisation
Of the perpetuity of our connection
A silver thread that transcends reality.
Here and now we’ve grown together
Like two trees
Wound our trunks around each other
Over coffee and chores and
Before the cry of offspring and school reports,
Over tequila shots and greasy breakfasts
And broken hearts and the struggle for self-identity.
And yet, here we still stand
Yes, here we stand
On the edge of now
With tomorrow ahead and yesterday behind
On the edge of this moment here
A million possible moments in this very moment
And I know
I know in the very make up of my matter
That my love for you extends across infinitude
And bad moods
To all those universes where you and I might dance a different dance
And make different choices or live different lives
Or perhaps we’ve not even met, yet.
And still we were born in the same star
And we create infinite music together.
c Sharlene Zeederberg, March 2018