on a day when
we were dark
and not so full of
light
we met
    what did we find?
nothing.
everything, when we closed
our eyes
which anyway
had never been open.

once, we thought we
loved each other
       who can reverse
    time?
we tried.
we stepped out
of space
into some new
step of distance
and fell—
and not in love.

  • Carolyn  M. Rodgers, "From Space to Time" from The Heart as Ever Green. Copyright © 1978 by Carolyn  M. Rodgers. Used by permission of Doubleday, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved.

  • Source: The Heart As Ever Green (Doubleday, 1978)

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