Your Absence

This distance between you and I,
it pounds within my blood.
A tidal pull I can’t deny,
too soon becomes a flood.
As rivers flow from source to sea
in currents born of ecstasy,
      as rivers flow
      as rivers flow
I drown in what is lost to me.

This distance between you and I,
it draws my breath away.
The pressure drops with every sigh
a storm I can’t abey.
As fierce winds blow from raging squall
in tempests bred of ardor’s call,
      as fierce winds blow
      as fierce winds blow
I suffocate in sorrow’s pall.

This distance between you and I,
it shakes me to the core.
The trembles in my bones belie
my stance upon the floor.
As tremors grow from heaving ground
in quakes conceived of passion found,
      as tremors grow
      as tremors grow
I fall in misery unbound.