The distance between us could not be more pronounced

I sit behind you, nearly in awe

I see your face reflected in the glass of the window

I move forward, so do you

You told me you had bared your soul

To speak

To show

To teach

the most important thing

I can't even talk to you

Too scared

Too unaware

Too unsure

of my importance

Again I start to move forward

I am accelerating

My speed is ferocious

The force of impact will surely destroy us both

But you move forward, too

At precisely the same rate,

Matching my acceleration unthinkingly

Bodies in the same system do not collide.

Thank God for the alternative metaphor of quantum mechanics.