I found you
in the darkness 
of the night
as the clock ticks
in the quietness
of my mind
where my thoughts 
are the very loudest
I found you
in the depths 
of our words
each letter knowing
every syllable falling
finding comfort
in the sweet silence 
between the periods
catching our breath
at the commas
and holding on
through the parentheses
I found you
in the ink
of my pen
that scatters across
this blank canvas
I found you
in the element(s)
that trickle through my veins
and into my heart