A poem for those in long distance relationships – I feel ya!
Loving From Afar
Oceans and continents separate us
My clock is set at a different time to yours
The sun beats down on your skin while I stand drenched in the rain.
You are there.
I am here.
Thousands of miles apart.
We look up at the same sky
And see the same stars
That have been burning for millennia
And I love you from afar.
I carry your photograph with me as you carry mine
And I read the letters you left me
And the messages you sent me
And remember what it feels like to hold your face between my hands
Kiss your forehead while you’re sleeping
Watch your eyelids quiver as you dream of places I will never see
Feel your arms tight around me.
They say that
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
But the days seem longer
And the love much stronger.
I am not alone.
You have become a part of me,
I have held you, safe, in my heart,
Like the stars,
We will burn for millennia.
Alice Morgan © 2015