So silently beside me
Or across the room we sometimes caught each other
in conversation looking up at the same time locked eyes
. Spending so much time together, growing together tangled
until there were parts we were not sure me or you. Maybe if the future was the past we could have been more cautious
. Now I speak to you with your own thoughts and there is no easy way to pull apart. As the afternoon calculates its passage of shifting shadows
sun through leaves out the window, alone together and together alone on the clean sheets we do not even listen to each others words anymore. The dialogue has moved beyond left us behind, and for that we are frightened struggle recklessly to reassemble
our own identities.