A Grand Unified Theory*




… Scraping our knees,

as fluid time flows,


months and years and days and weeks,


loving, living, cooking, caring,


our pain, our desires, our simple wishes,


lie neatly tucked away,


behind the clean linen in the guest-bedroom cupboard.


Whispering to ourselves, bleeding to feel alive, feeling a cold, distant cloak of invisibility shrouding our screaming silences.


A tender glance, a few comforting words,

remind us that we are still human,


picking away at still-raw sores, pacing around in our minds, searching for yet to be opened doors,


craving simple warmth, a kind word, a knowing nod, a shared tear,


holding each other, close by, yet not near,


grappling within, without,


at the gnawing fear,


I may have loved you too much,


my phantom love,


always present,


still you always, always, always,


manage to disappear …



* – A Grand Unified Theory is a model in particle physics in which, at high energy, the three gauge interactions of the Standard Model which define the electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions, or forces, are merged into one single force. Wikipedia

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