Between Us

Between us

 

Not one eighth of a millimeter

space enough

           unbounded

              extravagant

                 uncontested

                   unconditional

for prairies of quarks and muons

to find themselves locked in atomic attachment

 

Not one eighth of an millimeter

from you, I am

            profligate

                spendthrift

                   improvident

imprudent enough to fill galactic silences

shriek strings

across the frozen black topography

to grace the electrons of our nucleus

 

Not a molecule struck by lightning

not one breath inhaled

then released into planetary atmosphere

not the thickness of thread is

between us

Only the length of that thread

twisting

   stretching

       lengthening

to the necessary

infinity

Nothing between us

but this hour