Akin

Kindred connections

Like

Sequencing numbers

weaving made from

Cosmic

Dark space

Black hole

loops through

Time

Consistently

Reuniting

for brief moments

in the soul’s

Cycle

Retrospection

Stumbling on a picture

of two people, smiling

her eyes closed

his right hand on her waist

her head on his left shoulder

his left arm across her body

both of her hands holding his arm

But now

unfamiliar to each other.

Circumspect

He unpeeled her mind

Delicately tracing

its synapses

Navigating the patterns

of her thoughts

carefully unpacking

each one

Precisely choosing his words

to set her ablaze.