in ticked and timely wouldswhere all footed plantings have danced and swirled,
he takes a speculative girlthey tip-toe tentative steps of belonging
to meet, to part, join fingers and twirltill they reach an inevitable verge
but with each successive passingof the will to do and was not true
she grows fainter in his mirrored should andtheir shy shadows wobble in recognition that
her hands can only feebly grasp atwhat's lost is found, but never bound to
this fading pane of here
The Day 14 NaPoWriMo prompt from ReadWritePoem is to write a cleave poem. This is a form created by Dr. Phuoc-Tan Diep, and the goal is to have two halves that can be read both separately and together. It proved both a challenge to write and to format.