If we follow the connections
Between messages sent and received
How many miles in total did we spend with reach each other?
If we dare to sum
The minutes we ignored each other’s call
How many hours did we lose trying to suppress what needs to be said?
If we bravely measure
The volume of tears held back
How much water can we drown our pain into?
If we attempt to count
The number of thoughts zip-zapping to form you
How many times were you trying to manifest?
If we try to let go
These now-weak strings which bound us for so long
How can we survive at all?