I didn’t know what difference was until I held you

stolen in the wink of an eye never to be mine never

to cry for those things I could not buy

I didn’t know what time would bring different songs

song differently and yet that melody was the same as

the beating of hearts near to one another I didn’t know

that time would grow a longing not to be close but of a

sameness like ghosts to human remnants a thing that used

to be I didn’t know