the distance between us is fixed

like the distance between port and port

as Genoa to New York.

i can imagine all i want

narrowing the span, an alteration —

of currents, wind-speed,

velocity, articulation

of vessel, but

the distance is set,

from the beginning of each


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(4483 nautical miles

18.7 days at sea

10 knots —

this does not count the land

routes, the tear from the

house and the before, — ear

separation —

nor the journey inland again and again to home)

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mother-regard and what

it is set; father flight

& scan is set; we navigate

the same sea.