On Tenterhooks

On Tenterhooks

I waited on tenterhooks

For your return

To see if you brought back

Heart or heartbreak

After so much time apart

I did not recognize you anymore

You became someone else

As did I

Now here we are

Perfectly close but immeasurably far

A stones throw away 

From opposite sides of the sea

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