Breaking Up/The Distance

By Josh Naftel

I feel like
I should have a good cry
or play love-lost songs,
but my face keeps dry
and my stereo silent

And I look at his picture...
hand-in-hand down the street
giggling in bed together
sitting side-by-side in a theater
and wonder
how so many intimate moments
could not close the distance,
push him further along
that untread plain
to unlock the labyrinth of my mind,
deliver the heart well-hidden inside.

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