I love you but I can’t see you right now,
“Hear me”, I cry,
Your answer echoes my name, softly, “I am here.”,
Floating, wistfully, through tainted air,
The droplets of plague kept at a distance, only by distance.
A bottomless moat between us widens,
Like a sea wall against the waves,
I cry raindrops in a city cordoned like a stone cage,
Impenetrable.
“Help me”, I cry again,
“I am here” you answer, so faintly, so faintly.
Like a ship stranded in a windless ocean,
I cannot raise my sails, I cannot find my course,
I cannot navigate,
I am alone.

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