i dream of us both, a tight embrace
arms interlocked, bodies face to face
my eyes on yours, yours deep into mine
you’re holding me tight, and soon i find
tighter you squeeze, as our muscles tear
i beckon you near, my thoughts impaired
soon my bones break, or merely bend
the pain, infinite, and soon you’ll rend
without words, it’s entirely clear
that it’s only your distance i fear
tighter you pull, forever i’m held
until wet flesh and dry bone do meld
with yours, growing ever tighter
the pain sprinting through us like lightning
closer, closer, my body demands
until we’re ruled by nature’s command
united, despite what they had planned
but it’s not enough.
my bones are brittle yet unbroken.
my heart is rattled but unshaken.
i’m still alone.