Finite life in an infinite universe
When we stopped and our breath fell back in place,
You’d look at me with full moon eyes
And whisper, “Again.”
On roller coasters at night,
With the late thrill-seekers
Scrambling for saucerfuls of fun,
You went somewhere alien and reassuring,
Glimpsing your destiny on a higher scale.
If you saved up enough velocity,
You could escape into the black sky
Without rails, wheels, skin, or ego
And keep going forever.
We are lovers in space -
Our bodies have too little gravity
To keep us together on their own.
We use our energy trying to hold on,
A pair of dying stars
Blinking across light-years,
Waiting with infinite patience
For the other’s collapse.