Dance with me

Don't come any closer,

because the thought of you and me…

sharing even the air between us is

more than I can bear.

More than I can hold on hope for.

If you take a step forward

I'll take a step back,

beginning our little waltz again.

Stay where you are a while,

and we can move together,

like synchronized swimmers.

The same motion parallel to yours,

never closer or further away.

Because you can't pull back, leave me here,

We need each other,

like two people each using the other for support

You are my strength even though we don't ever bridge the gap

You hold me up, without ever laying your hand on my skin.

Maybe, one day, I'll reach across the gap. I'll lead. I'll step towards you