she takes inventory

compares their separate aspects

at variance on each blueprint, each map

of relationship

she is liquid, he is cast

she is rain, he is glass

each point of difference considered

tends to infinity

convergence,  as it occurs

is the swift belly-slap of opposites

magnetic north to south, charge varying

with the distance squared

through the frisson of stray molecules

their most intimate distance can be

measured from the arch of his back

to the curve of her cheek

from the bow of his arm

to the slope of her hips

arcing toward point of origin

they reach, almost touch

© Annabelle Jane Murray