something more

should I not wonder
as I look at that house   ~
even a little bit
how it could be
between us….
…..    I know our worlds
seem
so far apart
since we were young
we have created
such complex lives
which I fully understand
is not easy to ignore
or alter at the snap
of a finger   ~
~    I remember
this once shy boy
who grew up to be
a very strong
and confident man
decided to take the lead
in organizing
our 35 year
high school reunion
and wanted no one more
than you to be there   ~
~    on the day of the picnic
I followed you
across the church field
to the back of this house
before me …..
…..    the shyness of old
momentarily set back in
I then
was still not able
to fully realize
until a few years later
after visiting
the Poe Museum
and we were walking
around Richmond
how your every word ….
…..    the movement of
your body inspired me
the first time I whispered
to myself   ~   Spectacular
Wow ….. she is My Muse

since that day
we’ve lost mutual friends
and loved ones
you have had to deal
with the effects of MS
I have been there for you   ~
~    you have been there
for me …..
….    you being you
and the precious moments
we’ve spent together
or apart
I have preserved
through images with words

should I not wonder
as I look at that house   ~
even a little bit
how it could be
between us….
…..    I know our worlds
seem
so far apart
since we were young
we have created
such complex lives
which I fully understand
is not easy to ignore
or alter at the snap
of a finger   ~
~    but can’t I have hope    ~
dream of the day
as I lift my eyes to the heavens
to only focus on you
through all the distractions
and pray
that we
could somehow be
despite what’s between us
….    something more

Image & Words by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

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