Let this Be Us

every love story is worthy of fame.

Darling, do you know we’re famous?
Don’t ask me how… but why.
And I’ll tell you,
that I’ve got spotlights in my eye-line and a little bit of you in my rear-view.
I’ve seen you before.
Not your person but your promise.
I’ve seen you planting honest in the shape of serenades to my telescope.
Look at you,
you walk in music, the way most people dance off beat.
You manage to keep pace with the Greats…
wearing symphony in your smile and a little hip-hop in your strut.
Talk to me,
I want to slow dance with your meaning.
Speaking only in tongues made for keeping our steps in tune.
I want to hear you before they do.

Darling, do you know we’re famous?
They’ve been writing about us for centuries.
The way we look at each other across rooms,
across countries.
The way we make eye contact brand new.
I held you in my horizon tighter than I’ve ever seen before.
I feel like I’ve never seen before.
Read to me,
I want to learn in your translation.
I want to dog-ear your dialect and highlight the movement of your lips.
I want to kiss you before they do.

Darling, do you know we’re famous?
We’ve been top 40 for more than 100 years.
We’ve been red carpet openings and big screen endings for the masses.
Watch as they keep us in their back pockets out of necessity and practice.
We are their hope and their mystery.
We are their wanted story.
We are their celebrity.

So, kiss me like their moonshine.
This world is begging for more dreamers turned lovers.
And we are damn good at both.
So, kiss me on your tightrope and I’ll never let you fall without asking.
If you promise to keep planting your serenades where I’m looking for the Bloom.
I’ll stay slow dancing to your speech keeping our steps in tune.
I want to know you before they do.

Darling, don’t you know that we’re famous.
The way falling in love makes us wake up to… everything.
The way falling in love changes… everything.
So, let’s sign these autographs and go.
I want to backpack across our bodies for the rest of the afternoon.
Delighting in the moonshine of your lips.
Let this be us,
and let us give them something more to write about before our time is up.

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