Still Miles Apart

Sing to me through hollowed pipes, 

our familiar songs 

Ambassadors dressed in a thousand tongues 

Let the melodies twist like vines through the grates of fences

Discreet Across borders and through the thickets that divide us still 


Sing to me of love's most terrible 

Sing to me what is real 


A life boat floats into its icy distance 

Further from this titanic of heart 

Hands reach out, 

Oceans touch,

still miles apart.