and the sun streaking across her face
the passing trees breaking the light up into flickers of warmth                                                                        

here we are traveling far apart, together

as we sit here, next to each other                               unknown to each other; I unknown to her

I say nothing
and so does she                                                                                                               
but the thousand freckles on her cheeks!
there's a beauty in her sickness
her leg next to mine                                                     the time ticking down      

soon we will depart.