The First Time

This is not the first time
we have met
and this is not the first time we have
recognized each other.
Like a memory of a very old
recurring dream
you will stroke my brow
for the many first times
and I will touch your cheek
like the many first times.
We will look into each other
and remember
these many first times.
You will relish the scent off my hand
and I will savor the warmth
of your breath
in these many first times.
And for all these days we might have missed
filling this space
with our missing each other, we will be
made whole again
with a single caress
and a thousand remembrances
like the many first times.

// 17 Jul 2020

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