I soon learned that the only thing worse than
To the man sitting right beside me
As our arms brush against one another
And we both fight to stay awake.
Yet the temptation of sleep is too
Overpowering and our own power is over
So we fall into a slumber
As our arms graze one another.
Without ever saying a word to each other.
Without knowing each other’s name.
Without seeing one another again.
We have connected only to disconnect.
We found comfort in our rest with our arms alight,
Because airplanes refuse to grant us
An extra armrest.
Have you ever been so close to something that you could almost taste it?
When I was younger, I thought I could dig a hole
And it wasn’t until I met you
And you dug into my heart and made it whole
That I learned that it is okay to end
Where you begin
And to begin where you end.