Where Do You and I Begin Love by Jake Aller



I woke up one day and realized

I no longer knew

where you and I began


and where you and I ended

we had become almost one


We talked in half sentences

Knowing what the other wanted

and knowing how it would end


We ate the same foods with some resistance

because I still crave an old fashioned American meal

but still we were becoming more and more the same


and I was scared of loosing myself

In your embrace


and becoming you

and you becoming me


and this fear of losing me

in the ocean of us

overwhelms me at time


but I know that I will always

Return to your arms


because I cannot live

A moment without you at my side


and I know you are the same

we feel each other’s inner pain

we feel each other’s outer pain


and our history has merged

into one


and is that the secret

of a long marriage?


Have I figured it all out

in the end does it come to this?

a merging of two souls and two bodies?


I don’t have the answers

But I don’t have any more doubts

or regrets at the path I have taken


I still look forward

to waking up each


Seeing you there

and knowing that everyday


we have together

is a gift that I will cherish

Until my dying breath




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