IN WHICH I DO.
Your smile. Your quiet apology.
The leaves on the trees. You say,
Tell me about the man. I say,
It’s still autumn and you say It is. It is.
We can try it again. We are in the same room and there is space between us.
This is how it is. It always is. Every time.
You say, tell me this time. For real, this time.
My hand to your hand. Palm to palm.
There’s no man, I say. Every time. There’s nobody else.
Just you and me. Shoulder to shoulder. Palm to palm.
Your smile. Every time.
We can try it again and again. We are in the same room and there is space between us.
There will always be space between us.
Even when we’re palm to palm or cheek to cheek.
Breathing the same water, baking the same cakes
Your palm to my palm. Your palm to my palm.
Every time your voice. Every time you saying, tell me this time.
Every time. Every time.