height: can't see for clouds
methane, frozen lakes,
mustard skies, saturn's tilted rings
so near

depth: can't touch too close
density, compression, silence
communing with the dead
so near

width: can't reach for space
air, emptiness, silence, long
arms stretching to the living
so near

distance: can't cross too far
vacuum, time, ancient movement
outward to capture the void
so near

here: can't see for love
sweat breaks, pores open, skin
presses, drinks, your scent rises
so near
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