i can see you
     i can't
  as you stand
         there
not in front of me

where are you
          now while i
    caress your
body days away
   and kiss
the distance
    on your lips—
  come
           go
              st  ay
           a rriv e

                dePar t
     hold on to
       my hand
     tightly

         centuries
      in the
           future

               —Rick Baldwin ©2018

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