in a name
I'd like to $foo with you
word missing, lexical gap, so in lieu
this metasyntactic variable
will have to do
But for what?
intimacy too broad and
impersonal without name
falling back again
on orthogonalities
orthogonal with sex
(though sex without is a sad thing)
orthogonal with comfort
sometimes touch has spikes)
There remains still joy
in companionship shared
trust in word and silence
always presence even
separated by miles months
years then joined rejoined
with a word and a promise
of bodies
of touching
of loving each other's, our own
3rd December 2011