SO CLOSE AS TOUCH
Sitting next to you, so close as touch
yet so far as a distant shore, gulf of
political disaccords, barbed wire
separation, where being one risks
death, caught in hate and otherís
crossfire, obligated to be alone
stretched heart, drawn almost
to breaking, as loveís gravity pulls.
© Jan G. Otterstrom F.
July 20, 2014