|a purple dusk ~ photograph by Smurfs O'Malley|
i ponder on our chance meeting.
how you are light in my darkness,
how you are warmth upon the snow.
you and i live worlds apart,
loving in similar ways
and as strangers in others,
even the distance found between stars.
we met under unique circumstances
at a time when i needed who you are.
even if at first 'twas not realized,
a priceless friendship has ensued.
how could i know how much you'd mean?
even as i count the ways
how i could never love thee,
even if proximity
were not quite so convenient,
the distance between stars
will always remind me
why the titans are always clashing and
why proximity wouldn't give reason.
for you would never be too far
if the real distance could be fixed.
alas, i would not change you.
so for now you will ever be
brighter than a supernova
blindingly winning me over,
infuriating and lovely,
even my dear antipodes
in distance farther than the stars.