“It’s over”

Years have shifted

and worn

that once tightly

honed connection

we shared.

 

Time has moved

that intimate embrace

to a lesser hold,

one peripheral,

one now

reluctant

but always deferential.

 

What was once

signified

as hand-to-hand

is now

represented in

looks without completion

and half-smiles

that say,

in words

yet to be spoken:

“It’s over.”

 

22/9/2015