between us

We’ve walked lifetimes to meet here,
opposite sides of a river rolling, dancing downhill;
turmoil and crashing currents of impossibly, between the love,
the warmth, all of it and none of it.
We speak as if we’re side by side,
words drifting through the tides turning back and forth on my tongue,
threatening to drown us both.
Here’s a crashing river, we’re brought here to stand across,
here’s a crashing river between us, never to be crossed.