Locked in a mortal embrace, our eternal dance began so long ago.
Now, as our once untested vows dissolve into final precious reckonings, I struggle to remain here, with you,
Even as I devour, yet again, your body’s reassuring warmth.
But the icy chasm widens between us, and steals away our last few moments together,
Like some duplicitous embezzler plying his trade.
Yes it’s true, the many years have passed as if but a single one.
Yet looking back, each one remains distinctive, each a necessary passage pointing on towards the next