The Talmud teaches...
First match is from heaven,
Second, third...earned by deeds.
The Zohar qualifies...
A second match can be first,
A first match can be second, third...
A first match is unique,
It’s oneself vibing in another’s skin;
A shared soul pulsating in two bodies.
As a singular self,
We are everything to each other!
Until you came along,
All we could do is is long;
Long for a distant unknown hope...
We have longed long,
We have longed in womb.
We have longed since womb.
Finally you came along,
A harbinger of Divine compassion;
Exposing seamless one in seeming two.
We asked how can we thank you,
For simply introducing us to ourselves?
You responded, “With a poem”.
So please accept our poem,
In token thanks for a kindness,
Of a sort that thanks doesn’t suffice.