The force of gravity is determined by the mass of two objects
And the distance between them.
I miss you across the gap from here to San Antonio
I feel the physical distance like a wound.
When you return,
I am pulled like an errant moon
Back into your orbit.
Night and day.
Without you -I have no way to measure time.
I feel distance like a concept.
I see you crying and I’m not sure what words to say.
But I feel like I should.
I should have those words.
The distance between us
-from the sofa to the chair-
Greater than from here to San Antonio.
Can you feel how much I love you?
Filling the deep black void of space,
The ebb and flow of tide,
Some arcane measure
Of the heart.