Last Winter they were apart.
she hadn’t feared it leading up
but as separation longed she stole herself
away in pain for what, she’d felt,
Last Spring they reconvened.
And she felt a vast relief to once
again have gained the chance to
glean what they could be. she laboured
in their junction to establish one true
fact: that She might understand the
pain she never wanted
Tonight she felt estranged.
To be standing upon railroad
tracks and feel that sinking dread, that
if she shared her heart, they’d
fall apart, and she’d feel that pain
again. But to be still with fear
would kill the chance of hope;