the bridge between

aching moments
too heavy to hold
pack it in, zip it up, squash it closed

no no no


i stepped outside for a minute
to look at the palm trees
buildings and sky
i think to confirm 
that they 
were still there

your single tear still damp on my fingertip

it slipped out of the corner of your eye
like a silver snake

i wiped it away before it could grow and slither down

you whispered 

"thank you"