My hands were trembling as they trembled
The night you kissed me for the first time
My heart was thumping just like it did then.
I counted my steps, one, two, three, four
I counted the steps it took to reach where
You were sanding and when I reached there
I knew you were counting my steps too
I knew for I could hear your heart thump
And then you smiled at me and I smiled
Because we were always synced like that.
“Yes, we are synced like that” I thought to myself
And my heart wasn’t thumping anymore
My hands weren’t trembling anymore
My smile reached my eyes and I saw
Your smile reach your eyes too
Because we are synced like that.
People looking but only seeing
The outlines of you and me,
Only reading the preface of our story
As we stand at the intermission
To take each other’s hands and take the leap
Paragliding through eternity.
Many went before us, same cliff,
Same paraglider, maybe to the crowd
They even looked like us
But they weren’t us, they weren’t you and me.
There is only one you and only one me
In middle of infinite unique numbers
Two individual unique numbers
And their story a new story.
Poetry © Copyright 2017, Niharika Jaiswal