the international date line

the international date line                            April 16, 2016
i finally looked it up
and it is only maybe
7,200 miles from me to you
or about 11,500 kilometers
either way
i might as well say
you’re a million miles away
tonight
when i see your picture
and think i could melt into your arms

i will not tell you this
yet
because it is already tomorrow for you
while it is still yesterday for me
what would it do to say this
that i could live in your embrace?
only make all the space
of sand and water between us
feel like parsecs and galaxies

i will not tell you this
yet
because i am cautious and shy
and can still see yesterday

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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