Author’s Note: This one is a product of my waiting/monitoring shift at the hemodialysis unit during my patient’s 6-hour long session last 07/06/16. Talk about intense! Napa-senti (-ish) tuloy ako! :))
It’s funny how the sight of your name
seems to trigger the start of tears.
I don’t know why,
but it always does –
I guess my heart’s just so lonely.
A message fails to do what it ought –
it does nothing to bridge distances.
Instead, it only reminds me that there is one.
There is this great distance between us,
and I can only rely on words on a screen
because for now,
I cannot see you;
I cannot hear you;
I cannot speak to you;