constellation

across distance
a thousand kilometers
maybe more between us
across the vast plains of night
crossing endless roads
vein blue by starlight
i feel it.
passing termite mounds
and small towns
that buzz their own constellations
along the coast painted
with night breakers
crashing the shore
and the silence of land
between lights
i feel it.
feel the restless sleep
and heartbeat concern
the small mumbling dreams
pulled taut in this
delicate web of love
our own sympathetic nervous system
joined ganglion to ganglion
holding our collective breath
for a moment in the night.
we are points of light
in our own dark night
so much more to us
when we draw the lines
between.

 

WhatsApp Image 2017-04-14 at 20.27.52
Drawing by Tim Hewitt-Coleman
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