You walk by the distance
i stare as you pass by, in my seat,
just holding your memory instead,
in my sight, in my spirit, in my head.
your shadow moving, i glimpse
but what i saw are only remnants
of you being there, being here.
and you'd remain only in my mind's eye
as i consume the fire of you
and the distance remained cruel
and the fates remained waiting
can't move the oceans
to cut the distance yet
can't make the sky fall
to shorten time yet
can't pass through this mirror to
come to you or you here
no, not yet.
I'm looking at an empty chair
infront of me. a coffee for two
but only without you.
i look at the sun rise
while you see it set.
it blurs the lines of reason
it feeds the chains of time
as the lone and level sands stretch as far
and by this distance
the ache for you remain
remain to only ache, incessantly.
please hold my hand as i fly
and float in our dreamland
make it true, make it real,
longing for you.. only you.
note: "Red Cafe" photo taken last December,2005, my entry for this week's Photofriday