Order of Operations

1 – you spoke my name

2 – I turned and smiled

3 – you touched me and I shivered, panting

1 – you spoke my name

4 – I felt something like a seed planted long ago lifting its head, pushing slowly through the walls of my heart

5 – you drooled on the keyboard and symbols and equations flashed between us

6 – I hesitated and held my breath so sure you were smoke and mirrors, a diversion from reality, a dream-state I wasn’t waking from

1 – you spoke my name

7 – you uttered histories and impossibilities and coincidences and synchronicities and

2 – I turned and smiled

8 – I looked into the dead center of the Venn diagram and saw your eyes, heard your voice, and I blurted out the details of the map, hopeful

9 – three times three, divinity perfected, you said I love you, no one’s gonna take that away ever, it is finished

10 – my heart burst, is this love? is this perfect knowledge? is this possible? are you real?

1 – you spoke my name

11 – you pointed at the sign posts, showed me the GPS, it was only a matter of time travel

12 – I swallowed hard, no one has ever pursued my heart and mind and body all as one being, together, and the stars swim in my pupils

2 – I turned and smiled

1 – you spoke my name


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tara caribou | ©2020

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