How We Met

Sometimes I tell them
it was on a sun-drenched shore
and you came rising
out of the sea wearing
foam and algae and
seashells, always seashells,
a school of rare fish in your hair, too.

Other times I joke
you fell from the stars
and straight into my arms, with

pieces of cloud about you,
your skin all heaven-scented.

Once I even liedβ€”
pretended we entered this world together
something like Jacob and Esau,
except I was holding onto your
hand instead of your foot.

But most of the time
I just tell the truth:
I don’t know how we met
I just know it was in a past life

36 comments on “How We Met

  1. Ben, this is so great. I love the mythical slant you effortlessly weaved…and… It’s incredibly sweet 🍬

  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. This is beautifully romantic, Benjamin!!

  4. scifihammy says:

    Lovely. πŸ˜€ You have a real gift of storytelling in poetry. πŸ˜€

  5. yassy says:

    Ah!! Love this. Dreamy , ethereal … too good. Good work , Benji.

  6. J. M. Lilin says:

    Really lovely. Brilliant write-up.

  7. Jay Bleu says:

    when you feel that special connection

  8. judeitakali says:

    This is beautiful, really love the imagery.

  9. V.J. Knutson says:

    Some relationships just feel this way. Love your descriptions/ imagination.

  10. bejamin4 says:

    You’re correct, and sometimes it’s the most unexpected ones. Thanks a lot!

  11. samina says:

    Lovely… This is how it feels when you have kind of grown up with your love.

  12. Lia says:

    I don’t know how you keep doing it… but reading your writing is bliss, and this, is truly some kind of wonderful.

  13. J. M. Lilin says:

    Hey, Bejamin. I really enjoy your writing and was wondering if you accept nominations. I would appreciate the honor of nominating you with the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thanks!
    https://theunsignedwriter.home.blog/2020/07/21/nominated-sunshine-blogger-award-4/

  14. wardah says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  15. Katy Claire says:

    This is gorgeous. So dreamy β™₯️ I absolutely loved it!

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