Ode To A Distant Melody

Everything stops.

I am shaking, shivering. I feel it in my hands; I feel it in my chest.

I'm sad. I'm so happy. I'm afraid. But I believe. Beyond a doubt, I believe.

I want to cry. I want to reach out and touch you. But I can't. This is the closest I can get.

This is life. This is forever. This is us.

I feel it catch in my throat; I'm almost sick. My heart clenches. How can you do this to me?

You're looking into my soul, and there is nothing left for me to do. My body lights on fire.

We are insufficiently complete.