The Long and Short of it

by Beth

Has it been this long?
Has it been that short?

I've known you forever
and only a while.

You were meant to be in my life
whether you believe in fate or not.

I was meant to meet and to love you.
As you were to meet and love me.

And it fills me with awe
and scares me to death

How quickly 3 months passes
and how long it seems.

I have known you forever
but I don't know you all.

I like the fact that you surprise me
That there are things that I don't know.

And that you will continue
to surprise and delight me.

Your laugh lifts my heart
Your tears tear my soul

And I wouldn't miss either one
for anything in the world.

September 27/00

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