life took us away from each other. choices dug into quivering flesh. evolution betrayed. time is both a tether and a release.
we're frail. crumbling at the slightest friction. we're stone. mercilessly destructive.
the distance that separates us breaks, but it is i who is in pieces. a puzzle hoping you'll solve it.
with you inside me i could feel it. the spectre of gravity. willing us to fall.
how far can't be measured. how close has no context. so lost in us.
i've never been complete. never known what that is. but in your arms i've glimpsed that place.