Dying Apart Together


I saw what could be,                


Your gravestone with my


name on it, two bodies together


in death, as if we were still




A strange thing to hope for,


I kept my thoughts to myself


not sure that you would





I said goodbye to you at


the station.


I thought, this is how it




for lovers during the war.


I suddenly understood their tears,


the thought that today


might be


the last day.


I saw through you, straight – as I


stepped onto the train;


you, already a long way




I knew then, just how close we were –


that I could read you;


the relief behind your


eyes as I waved


Copyright owned by Jay Cool

Image ‘Loveheart, Gravestone, White Rose’ courtesy of Max Pixel by Creative Commons License.


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