I fell while running

I fell while running, thinking of elsewhere, distracted.
Flies were heavy, slow and black.
Blood flicked as I waved them away.

I held the pain; it was mine.

Changing tack (this is how distraction manifests)
I know one day, elsewhere, your heart will break
as all hearts break.

Your pain will be yours
but not yours alone.
It will not break you; nothing can.

do you dream

do you dream of me
move me there
from here
at a distance?

do I dream of you
see you here
when you’re there
at a distance?

yes, we share a dream
you who are here
and I who am there
defying distance