It started with you and Dad and God
and then became the word
– my word, your word, our secret word –
that’s more than just a name.
So way back when I still spoke God
and not yet earthly words,
when you and me were all there were,
I’m told I spoke you first.
According to you
and a million years
of human growth in love
your name was the first to caress my mouth
and my ears and yours as well.
And just like that, the word came out
through the pinkest lips so small
with an M at first, then another one
and in the middle, two vibrating As.
Of all the words
the pretty ones
that one came hot and small
and existed then
in you and me
and the world forevermore.
It’s natural, you know, your name
and so is our bond
and so is what comes out of us
the love all humans need.
After this word, the beginning one,
my infinity then began
and is in full swing today, I live,
who knows how long it will last.
But in my time
my infinite time
and yours and ours on earth
I say it again and again and again
to call you, love complete,
to soothe my soul on this crestfallen globe
and stay in love at last.