Together Alone: A Poem

We sit so far away
Yet so close in heart
Every thought holds you near
Every emotion gives me hope
Every teardrop mends the tears
I listen for your words
As we stare into the sky
Looking for ways to feel
We aren’t so far apart
I see you on the street
Step aside — six feet
Keep you safe
Keep me safe
So that one of these days
All this time alone
Will lead to us being together
We’ve gotten through worse
We’ve survived arguments and hurtful words