When I read the Free Write Friday post on Kellie Elmore‘s Website today, I just had to take on the challenge.
The task Kellie gave to anyone who wanted to participate is to write what comes to mind when we read this quote:
And in that moment, I swear we were infinite
The quote is from Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Here is my response, in poetic form:
And it was then, in that moment,
I swear we were infinite,
Able to spread our wings,
Spreading our joys like strokes of warm butter
Over lightly toasted bread that
We savored with each bite.
It was then I knew,
Beyond infinite possibilities,
That you were my guardian and
I was the answer to your formula,
The mathematical equation you had dreamt up for
Love, years before we even met.
We savored the moment
As the tomorrows we would not have
And the yesterdays were full of valleys
Deep with tears.
That moment was full of the sweetness of smiles,
The sweetness of hoorahs
For our own existence,
As we laid together quietly, so quiet
In that moment, just you and I,
In that moment that forgot to tick –
Just for a second or two.
©2013 Christy Birmingham