In the moment between how are you and a glass of wine

No longer needed to hide

In the minutes between first contact and first belly laugh

Two universes collide

 

And I will hold your hand

As long as you want it to be held

But I’ll never understand

Why your center of gravity

Never landed at you and me

We can’t build into binary

If you can’t live with yourself

 

In the stillness between the crowded and the terrified

We learned to drop our guard

In the breathing between the high dive and our families

We stayed when it was hard

 

And I will hold your hand

As long as you want it to be held

But I’ll never understand

Why your center of gravity

Never landed at you and me

We can’t build into binary

If you can’t live with yourself

 

In the pattern between the protest and the glance away

Your ambivalence belied

In the instant between I love you and it’s over

You had to choose a side

 

And I will hold your hand

As long as you want it to be held

But I’ll never understand

Why your center of gravity

Never landed at you and me

We can’t build into binary

If you can’t live with yourself