the smaller world

each time I walk

through the threshold of your

place the world outside

gets smaller

so small

like physically

compress

 

that the seas crash

into each other and the continents

reform Pangaea

and everyone can visit anyone

in the world

just by walking but I wouldn’t

go and visit anyone

 

because in your place I have

found contentment and the world

can get so busy outside

as they rejoice

that all the world

is now

one

 

but time expands in your room

and none of that matters as it would

take so long before they’d truly forgive

each other for the seconds stretch out until

forever when our skins touch and our skins

will touch because that’s why

you asked me to come

right

 

but I cannot stay hereĀ forever

no

not yet

because we aren’t there

yet

 

it’s fun but it’s not yet

everything

and when I cross the threshold

again

to rejoin the world

 

all the joy of the world

being together is lost

as the continents push far

away from each other and the seas

rush back to their proper geography

and the world is as it was

as I get back home

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