Your smiles come in brief moments from across the two oceans which separate us;
the difficulties of your day remain mysterious to me
as I gaze at your deceptively calm demeanor–strained for my sake, but
the happiness contained in your eyes shine bright
through my boring, mundane reality without you;
within the confines of that moment
lies boundless hope for endless happiness.
Yet too brief are the small seconds of time to rush through an e-mail line
amidst the clamour of my night: two teens with no sleep upon their eyes.
But well do I know that I’d rather such torment
for the alternative would leave me horribly spent.