So Close

by joetwo

Eyes filled with joy

Looking, wanting

So close yet so out of reach

Mere inches from fingers

Almost as if one last push, one extra reach can do it

Yet it is never enough

And the body contorted into pain

The mind driven to exasperation

Ignoring the pain, all else around it

By the tantalising image

The wondrous possibility

Of what is so close, yet never in reach.