Time Passing

I thought I had the measure of you
after so many years, but you still

like to surprise me. It’s never too late
for caring to cross the distance

that separates our different lives.
With technology bringing us closer,

we lay aside the time it would take
to travel in the flesh, for a shadow

to become real. Although I count
the many months since we last met,

that measure does not reflect
the engagement of our hearts.

Sue Wallace-Shaddad

first published by poetrywivenhoe June 2021

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