Two Lives Colliding (c)

long long ago
months, years
thoughts and memories
before this distance
was a reality

somewhere in a hall
when their minds were foreign
to one another
their souls awakened
their collision happened
their life began

a year after
one mind stuck in the sand
fears tied the tongue
words remained hidden thoughts

the other
transfixed in the air
confused and frustrated
mounting its wrath
at the silence
at the unspoken words

both scabbed by life
too fearful
too insecure
too judgmental
to see through
their castles
and protective illusions