The Meeting (A Poem)

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I reach out for you.

It has not always

Been my instinct,

But here I am, reaching,

Because my body

Has started singing

And it knows

Better than I do,

That sounds are made

So that they can be heard,

That music arises

So that people can dance,

That a body trembling

Is a body in need

Of being held.

My body is moving,

And it will continue to move,

Wandering now,

Maybe groping wildly

In search of new directions

Without thought of ground,

But it will know,

Before I do,

When it has found

What it has been seeking:

The one, in the two.

The me, in the you.

  • Tammy Stone Takahashi

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