we learn to keep
one another

in pockets in our
hearts, its many
chambers voluminous
enough to hold

old loves
old hurts
old friends
old charms
old strangers

errant moments
long winters
sunny afternoons
sudden flashes of light
glimpses of desire

our families
the ones whose
blood we share
the ones we
fought to find

we learn to keep
one another

travel across distances
long and short
send our sentiments
across satellite streams

seek the stars in
the sky we might
glimpse at the same time

we remember
that there is one
moon, one sun,
one sky, one universe

we’ve learned
to keep one another
wherever we may be.