You leave me at the door,
Saying you cannot see me go,
I remain at the threshold,
Wishing, hoping, for that last look.
Just for one moment,
Ah, love! If only were our hearts,
Free from these corporeal holds.
If only you and I could swipe away,
The lands and seas that stand in between,
But the world's many illusions
Ensnare us, mocking the heart's desire,
Ambitions and obligations
Stretch their arms,
And my love for you is tinted.
You take my hand,
And I am drawn to memory lanes,
But time pecks at my back,
Words form and dissolve,
On my tongue,
I step forward, freeing my hand.
We are boats, my love
Swaying to tides unseen,
Puppets, caught in the threads of routine,
And in this nitty-gritty,
The heart suffers.