Poems and Poetry

Simultaneous Soul-Mates | A Poem by Ivan Jenson

We both talk
and chew gum
but not necessarily
at the same time
because while I am
coordinating my legwork
and my schedule for the
day or week
you are juggling family
friendship and career
in your attempt
to have it all
and eat soufflé too
then we manage to
connect in the
physical realm
nocturnally
that is
which in turn
overwhelms our
senses and overloads
our dreams which
require
a shot of
caffeinated sobriety
in the morning
when again we
both part ways
and join the rush
hour by hour
patiently waiting
to pool our resources
together again
and synchronize
our mostly shallow
swim through
each other’s
Olympic sized
chlorinated
consciousness

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