Poemdog

Dogs 2018

DISTANT TRAVELER
(3/3/18)

she transcribes
an arc
a thousand miles
away

as I sit
at center
going nowhere

smartphone
magic
keeping her near
as she moves
from state
to state

we have
our ordinary
conversations

as if
in the same
room

even over
the horizon
she is the closest
person
to me

we share
the things
that I'd say
to no one
else

no one
else
would understand

when
she arrives
at her
destination

when she
logs off

I miss
her

even though
we've never
met

I feel
better
knowing
that she's out
there

that I don't
have to settle
for anyone
less