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
“from
Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Burning the Old Year”

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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!

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

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  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..
    pluto..
    and uranus..
    and sometimes
    icy comeTs now..
    iN ways oF colDer
    eYes meeTinG
    ‘tween sheets
    wArm…
    swiRling
    now ’round
    A UniVerse
    more untiL
    tHey
    ‘tween..
    aGaiN..:)

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