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unfinished (i want to call you...)

i want to call you
by your full given name
and tell you I adore you
despite the impossibilities
of age and distance
to say that from the moment
we met there was
something there

in all those days
we spent together
not acknowledged
or acted upon
until it was too late
and the coffee in your
hotel room was bittter
sweet with sugar
powdered creamer
and not enough to undo
what had been done

in all those days
we spent together
just a moment
in dinosaur time
a blink of an eye
impermanent indelible
carved into my heart
my palm and yours
each pushing
the other away

Posted January 27, 2003 10:48 PM