The Atoms Knew
I felt peace in your presence.
Our molecules belonged there
side by side
touching and bouncing off one another.
It felt like fusion.
Calming...each to the other,
the air between us seemed
to spill all around, and dampen what
we breathed with trickles of possibility,
rivulets of dreams and plans
The grasp of your hand, awake or asleep,
pulled me to your reality.
The solidity of the moments
we shared still prove to me you were real,
we were real and true and we were love.
It was the purest, easiest flow of connection.
Afraid of heights, this self-made outcropping felt safe.
Our view from there showing only us
holding onto the richness of the air between us,
because it held it’s own life.
It all quivered. Electrified with familiarity, and
knowing that this wasn’t new as
we’d come this way before and were back.
Nothing sparked more than us.
It was lit up like the stars and the moon of that night.
Then fear took hold, and overrode all logic,
and all of the knowledge the atoms had.
They knew we were put there to feel the lightning again,
but fear was stronger than nature,
stronger than I could be for both of us...
You left with my moon and stars slung over your shoulder,
leaving my skies dark once again...