How do you explain something
that you do not understand -
only know in your gut
to be true?

How can you find the words great enough
to bridge the gap
of a thousand heartaches.

My words aren't strong enough, I fear,
to carry us safely
over the rapids of saltwater eternities.
We are stranded on opposite banks of reality
with no way to meet in the middle.

And I can accept that it is my fault
(if only because it always is).
And I can accept that I am killing you
(If only because that is all I do).

But I cannot face the truth.
I cannot accept
that we may not survive this.