Before there was you by Terry Cummings


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Before there was you
There was only me
And others, and life
And the world
But an empty world
And an empty me
An empty life
I had never known
Was empty
Before there was you

I had grown tired, weary
Without even knowing
I was so very tired
And maybe I had found sleep
For so very long
Alone in this empty world
Asleep but alive
For so long
Before there was you

There was longing
That I had managed to hide
Even from myself
Within an acceptance
Of what things are real
And what things are dreams
In that thing that was sleep
That thing that was life
For so very long

Before there was you