365 Poems – 175 A Fine Line Between Strength And Weakness (Rough First Draft)

A Fine Line Between Strength And Weakness

We used to eat pasta with butter and pepper,

before I started missing meals, and comparing

my weight to that of the cat next door with cancer.


Before sit-ups became more important than

Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Before I became

a wolf with thin legs, then a blind sparrow.


The space between us grew. It was Greenland

then Russia. Our relationship become cold

as the harshest Siberian winter.


It’s taken a while for us to recognise each other,

but our spirits now are as strong as bison.


And when we touch each others hearts,

through that still healing wound, all there is to do

is smile and love, even if it hurts.