You are a sudden shout in a dark canyon –
Unexpected and exhilarating,
A confounding of the silence,
A beautiful break from the normal.
I yearn to yell out into the canyon
and hear your voice echo back to me,
but I fear I will hear nothing but my own voice,
returned to me forever.
Pray, echo with me for a time, dear.
Scream with me into the canyon
and roll in the grass with me laughing
at the distorted sound of our echoing.
You and I are an echoing,
a remnant of a past shout into the darkness,
but we reverberate with far more life
than we did at our initial sounding.
Its beautiful and confounding
to find ourselves brand new and yet known,
to be intertwined by chance and by design.
I am yours, if only for an echo’s time.
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