You love me from a distance
Like there are whole fields and twisting roads between us
Like we set out to meet, but walked right by going opposite ways.
We missed each other by minutes.
I waited alone in the dark.
You sat patiently under the trees.
I orbit wide. I carried asteroids on my shoulders.
And when I finally made it back to earth
You turn away from me like you don’t know who I am, or where I’ve been.
We reach for each other, grasping in syncopated rhythm;
And once in a lifetime the tips of our fingers brush and lock together.
There is something we cannot forget:
The potential that we lost-
That slipped away as we turned apart-
Interrupted by our own journeys.
There is a way it could have been different:
In another world, on another timeline,
When maybe we did not sever or snap with the fierceness of bone.