84 – Distance

Distance as a dream,
Distance as dark nightmare.
A goal when learning how to fly.
Source of fear when falling.

Agony to a lover,
Relief to a victim,
Craved for by a fugitive,
Desired by heartbreak.

A couple sits a world apart,
On the same table.
A dance of never meeting eyes
And empty chatter.

A woman in a New York flat
Writes about a starving tribe in Africa,
A homeless man dies frozen
At her front door.

Faraway friends talk
Heart to heart,
From distant shores
Of the same ocean.

Distance as a dream,
Distance as dark nightmare.
Distance as a matter
Of perspective.

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