​so near, and yet so very far …

I hear the birdsong,

early in the summer dawn,

knowing you hear the same call,

of the flying hopes that soar through boundless skies,

feeling an instantaneous bond, forged,

strengthened, within,

with you,

as sure as daylight blankets each star,

you are with me,

within me,

so very near,

yet, still,

               so agonisingly far …