the distance between our souls


It feels like there’s an ocean between us

Even though you’re only a few feet away

Like the little, bright screen is way more interesting than I,

Or the kids, for that matter, could ever be

You’re too plugged in to talk

Too stuck in a habit to change

To look at me

To listen to me

Without calling you at least 5 times first

And I want to say something

To break the silence

It’s on the tip of my tongue


Suspended there

But I stop in fear.

I’m afraid that if I finally speak it aloud

If I call it for what it is

This autopilot existence

And we finally look at each other

And we finally really see

That there will be nothing left to talk about.


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