I knew you a hundred years ago
I saw you walking on those cold
grey cobblestones which fit so perfectly together.
You walked there in the crevice of my mind
and in the years since my longing for you deepened
into something I shall know as love.
When I saw you again I did not know you.
It was my soul that whispered, he's here.
After all this time, I know it is you.
Easy to smooth the painful cries of long ago,
tears that fell on cold window panes
and handkerchiefs not embroidered with loose change.
Easy it is now to look into your eyes
beautiful, brown, knowing who I am from the start.
I am limp when you reach for me underneath the stars.
It is okay my love. No need to wait any longer.
This time we will not be denied what we could not have then.
Let us live a thousand more years warmed in the light of the sun.