Before You
breathing was easy.
In-out, in-out ā€“ not hard at all.
But when I look at you,
you steal the air from around me
and I have to reach for oxygen.
You leave me gasping and breathless.

Before You
I knew who I was.
I had a place, and a label.
But when you say my name
I hear echoes of myself,
discords and harmonies
You sing me like a strange hymn of praise.

Before You
gravity obeyed laws.
I was down to earth.
But when you walk beside me
the ground is just one choice --
we have other alternatives.
You lead me through an elemental maze.

Before You
life was simpler
but Iā€™m a complex kind of girl.

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