Almost touching, but not just yet.
There’s a space between,
Narrow like a needle’s eye,
Wide as the universe.
The world is still around them,
Bearing witness to every bated breath,
To every solemn sigh.
Eyes closed in innocent expectation,
They revel in the thrill of the forbidden.
When their eyes come open again,
Wonder will give way to knowing,
And the knowing that still more bounds exist
To be broken.
But see them now,
Suspended in the limbo;
In that place of hesitation
That soon becomes the peak of anticipation.
So with hearts racing to worlds untold,
The only wonder yet to unfold
Is who will reach across this void,
Break the spell, close the gap?