I can walk down streets
in new cities or be in a stadium waiting for the concert to begin
and I see your face
and I feel
I know you and you and you and you
Do I know you?
I must — we are One, after all.
I know I know you.
I imagine we’ve talked when these antique carpets were new,
raised stallions, children, built teepees together.
I sold you my wares in the city square.
You spoke to me of prayer.
You taught me how to breathe on bicycles and Milky Ways we rode together.
I want to kiss you again.
So I ache
alone in a crowd of strangers
that we know who we are.
So I rest
in the refuge that
at the very least
we are here
side by side.
Danielle LaPorte is the author of The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide for Creating Success on Your Own Terms (Random House/Crown). An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she is the co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. Her next online program launches November 2012, called DESIRE: The Map to What You Truly Want.
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