Can I build a bridge from here to there?
Piling regrets, missed chances into an arch,
Filling the gaps with careless words or deeds.
How strong would such a structure be?
Can I send a scout from here to there?
Testing the ground for soundness under foot,
Laying a trail where I might follow on.
How safe would such a mission be?
Can I send my voice from here to there?
Saying the words that hesitation stole,
Seeking an ear wherein they’ll tell their tale.
How clear would such oration be?
Can I call you back from there to here?
Just for a day, an hour, like those we had,
Filling the time with laughter and with love.
How sweet would such an instant be?