we’re always searching
in the dark,
for a space
just large enough
for the two of us,
safe and uninvadable,
cocooned together
we live one life
together separated
only by mere
time and distance

we believe that
experience is shared,
that we are
the same person
living two lives
each deserving
in the other’s stead

born under
the same moon
we struggle
to make sense of our suns,
our difference
trading stories,
updating our experience
we fail to see the cracks

time conspires,
and years later
I will catch a glimpse
of my life
as led by you,
half certain
I would have chosen
my coat, your life

our experience
once twined
now stranded,
our threads
stretch out
along parallel lives
once known
may function