The Geometry of Us
The angles we created were right.
Your obtuse manner
An acute presence in my life.
Now, the vertex of our affections
A vivid point
Along the linear paths we took.
We might as well be parallel lines-
Fated never to touch,
Yet longing to be side-by-side.
Instead, our fates are perpendicular,
Intersecting once, briefly and sweetly
Before veering off into separate planes.
--December 9, 2005