distance separates

more than just distance separates us (because
we still watch the same sunrise and sunset).

would you recognize me if i passed you in
the street? would you draw back a sharp
breath when you see that i'm not the same
(although i could never been the same again)?

(i could pick your face from a crowded room.)

but it's been so long that i don't think you would
even want to remember anything about me (i know
because she said you wanted to forget). although
i hope you remember the first feeble scars i drew
because that's when it started. (can/will it ever end?)

(i know) you built walls in order to keep me out.

May 13, 2006