love at first sight on that first night in 1969
for every lock, a key,
for every key, a lock;
so why was it such a shock,
to find that me and you, and you and me
fitted in that first instance - in that first instance!
way back when I knew there was no way back,
when the you in me in you in me, closed the crack
in the reason for the insistence of our existence.
that first instance, that very first instance!
when i held you in my arms,
and the world and all its harms
were locked out by our eyes.
here, after years of insistence,
why am i still surprised
that today i am in love with you more,
far more than surprise will inveigh,
or that these words could ever convey.