Out of Order

As many songs so often do…sometimes

We get to the kiss before we

Get to the word

Sometimes we get to the heart

Before we get to the gift

And as many words spoken out of plan…sometimes

We understand each other without

Knowing each other very long

We catch ourselves saying

Unreasonable acclamations of friendship and love

Before direction, prelude, and


Overstepping doubt, pain, and


Before time

Exceeding space, against probability

Without a beginning, instantaneously

It comes before we understand it

To be….