how do I measure
from heart to heart –
the imagined distance
an arbitrary constant, constantly changing.
how do I determine
attraction (or repulsion)
of our shared electrons –
do you feel the pull too?
or are you experiencing the withdrawing effect?
how do I evaluate
between the atoms of our being –
a microscopic molecular exchange, so chaotic,
searching for the right orientation to fit into.
maybe this is how:
with painfully slow distillation
of garbled words, condensing meaning
this science must not be rushed.
in the midst of it all
we precipitate transition metals,
colored crumbs in conical flasks,
out of trial-and-error;
realize we still split ourselves in half to find another.
one day we’ll stop wasting such energy;
instead learn to swallow light,
excite ourselves like we’re children again.
learn to ride the ups and downs of wavelengths
of our heartbeats, echoing our emotions endlessly.
know that this is how alive feels like.
when entropy no longer sweeps you off your feet,
when you no longer feel the need to experiment,
because they are all of the answers –