You glimmer brightly Catching my eye in a flash I turn, smile, wave back
Yet for all the intensity in the world We're each distinctly shy, somehow afraid To bask in mutual intimate warmth Lest it flickers out just as fiercely
Are we just one-upping each other in a game Where the only winning is not playing? Distance can be so comforting again Knowing you never have to feel the heat
As distant as dreams If I reach out with my feelings Will you touch back Like two cats stretching in the sun Teasing each other?
The final stanza was originally written in haiku form:
As distant as dreams Feeling touches, touches back Teasing each other