I feel the distance
you and me
all the time

my imperfect shores
aching for your horizon
caught within the limits
of my elements
rough bones of earth
sandy coasts
draped in silver water skin
sunset’s breath colors my hair
all hues of pink and orange
the sun’s fire rests tonight
moonlight croons and lulls a smile
here silence cradles lovers
drawn and drifting
away with the call of the sea

we’re separate continents
part of the same world
together apart
the constant longing
the tale we tell
you complement the me
you aspire to be
and show me who I could be
a creature of light
if only I relax
the tension of the tides
I’ve learned to believe
I am