Cold Cosmos


Curiosity was the beginning

Of our passionate conjunction

The cosmos brought us together

The Milky Way's warm embrace.


You said things to me

And wrote things to me

Like no other before

And likely never will again.


I fell in love

I became emotionally attached

Limited by our marital prisons

An all-too-brief interlude.


Now you want time and space

And I am giving you that

Because I must

And because I love you.

Cold cosmos.


David Oesper