- Pen and Ink
An ongoing series of illustrations portraying the feelings of a couple in a long-distance relationship.
Chapter 1: The Trouble
“Until we meet again”
Sometimes I wonder,
“How can words sound so certain of the distant future when what I wish for is missing from the present?”,
“How can my heart believe in something so far away when also wanting you to be within my reach?”.
What I know is that I am scared.
I’m scared of knowing I’ll fall asleep in the dark,
while you are waking up, drenched in the sunlight,
half the world away,...
…until we meet again.
Chapter 2: The Silverlining
Sure we can name what distance has taken from us.
Inches away and we can’t kiss anymore;
Feet away and touching is not possible;
Miles away and we can’t even see each other.
Sure we can name what distance has taken from us,….
but I know that our hearts never drift apart.
We both know that we can also count the time difference between us,
but name me any other time in the history
that two people can be apart yet still able to say everyday
”Until we meet again."
As time goes, I start noticing things that come in pairs.
Most of the time, they remind me of you and the memory of us.
Other times, they make me feel like I am missing something by my side.
But, I know that this will be alright because I’ll only feel this way….