In combination

I stand and watch, eyes on the horizon.

You ask me why I wanted you to come.

"To hope," I say, wondering what other

motive you believe I might have had.

It's pain, that drives, pain and necessity,

In all things that consume us here.

We both know what needs doing

But we fear the pain we know it will bring

In equal measures.

There is only one time where we are complete

Where we stand whole for all the world to stare upon

Side by side and monstrous in our combination.

In equal measures, by equal measures,

We were one.