The Covalent Bonds of Friendship; For Taylor

And the universe,
 
We are told,
 
Was born from gases and implosions
 
Energy chaotic and uncontrollable
 
Collided as atoms
 
And life was born.
 
 
But then she was born,
 
And he was born
 
As well as you, me 
 
Us and We.
 
The miracle of life.
 
Seedlings of a family tree.
 
 
There are billions of people on Earth.
 
Of course not as many people as blades of grass,
 
Or dreams,
 
Or flowers ,
 
Or rain drops,
 
But enough at least to hurt the Earth
 
And ourselves.
 
 
So I wonder if it is our own inbuilt call for help,
 
Or the stardust seeping from our broken bones
 
That pulls us together?
 
 
Is it atoms and molecules that make up our laughter?
 
Is it some convoluted from chemistry,
 
An algebraic equation that says
 
‘C’ plus ‘T’ equals happy?
 
 
Or is it some heavenly message?
 
A spiritual connection
 
That laced our souls together 
 
Like our fingers
 
And the music of our summers.
 
 
Do you remember at the beach,
 
When you would take my hand and we’d jump through the waves?
 
They’d crash around us,
 
But it felt like they did it for us.
 
A sign of submission,
 
Because we were supremely happy
 
In the summers at the beach.
 
 
And the universe,
 
We are told .
 
Was born from gases and implosions
 
Energy chaotic and uncontrollable
 
Collided as atoms
 
And life was born.
 
 
But was it the covalent bond of friendship
 
That brought us at our knees?
 
Or was it simply
 
Everyone’s meant to have a best friend
 
And you were meant for me.

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