You are the radiant yellow flower, sprouting suddenly in my hitherto well manicured lawn.
I am the child, exhausted and crying, holding your hand at the close of Disneyland day, whelmed by novelty and joy.
You are the centrifugal force, whirling me around so fast I think I might throw up, smearing happiness across the front of my clean white shirt.
I am Actæon, hushing my hounds and peering through the clearing at the goddess bathing in the woods, afraid you might see me.
You are the second source of light and gravity, burgeoning into the closed solar system I’ve created for myself, and exerting a new pull on all my planets.
I am the devourer, sitting at the edge of your world and drinking in the sunset until it sloshes around in my overfilled belly, groaning into the night.
You are the seasons, hitting me all at once and losing me in wonder and confusion and color and sunshine and cold, bitter, snow.
I am Argus, guarding my golden apples in my mighty tree with my hundred eyes, waiting for you to arrive with a happy story to lull me to sleep so you can pluck them all.
You are the neighbor child, coming over to draw me a pretty picture of a horsey, then putting all the crayons back in the box in the wrong order.
I am the baby, shrinking from your grasping, garish new world, trying to escape back into the comfort of the womb.
You are the moon, shining on a lake so serenely it tickles, and I want to shake your silvery beams off lest I laugh and ruin it all.
Please do not be surprised if you are left speeding alone through your flashy universe, while I walk away by myself down my solid familiar path through the dark parts of the forest.