The Smallest Numbers

You and I
were a whole galaxy
spinning, sparking midst emptiness
gazing into each other’s eyes
speaking each other’s thoughts.
Then we begat
they and they
grew up became
their own galaxies.
Now you
and I
begin again
with the smallest numbers
midst the emptiness.

dverse with  Choose a Line
Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Burning the Old Year”


29 thoughts on “The Smallest Numbers

  1. I really enjoyed this. The growing and increasing and decreasing and then beginning again. Strikes me as this is the story of many people’s lives!


  2. Ardor is replaced by deep respect, unflinching love, yet the relationship still requires constant stewardship & maintenance. Nice poem, really enjoyed the cosmic ride.


  3. This is really well done. My oldest is 13, and my youngest is 5, so I have not yet experienced this “beginning again with the smallest numbers”…but I suppose it’s only a matter of time.

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  4. i suppose.. Long Term relationships are
    more like outer planets of neptune..
    and uranus..
    and sometimes
    icy comeTs now..
    iN ways oF colDer
    eYes meeTinG
    ‘tween sheets
    now ’round
    A UniVerse
    more untiL


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