Shall we carry on like this, the way we are, close
but not quite together? One couple that is
two distinct people, different in every way
except for our love for one another? Shall we
continue, side by side but out of step, walking
through life together, but in different directions?
Is that such a bad way to be?
I would rather be with you than anyone, so
why can we not just get along, plod on, and give
and take what we can from each other? Let me
write and think and things, give me headspace
to play in. You can do what you love, too,
dance and jig your days away, be unique.
The more I see of other people, the more I know
that we’re not freaks. The couples sitting in the
bars, driving past us in their cars, saying nothing,
thinking something like ‘I wish I was elsewhere’.
There is the truth.
We both were different at the start,
we never were the same,
now both together but apart,
that’s how it will remain,
and when we each face up to that,
we’ll both be glad again.