A Commissioned Poem by Jen Campbell

My lovely buddy Jen Campbell is currently raising money for charity (click here to find out more!) by writing 100 poems in 48 hours. I commissioned one about my partner and myself and it's so beautiful that I wanted to share it and keep it on my blog. I've pasted it below, but please check out Jen's page (click here to go see it!) to support her project and read some of her other great stuff!

#21

I remember reading a Donne poem about compasses and distances and how no matter how far you go, we’ll always lean  towards each other. How planes go further north to catch the curve like baseball - which is a game I’ve never played 

but I’m playing now.  I could step outside and look straight up  and you could look up, too, and we could be that ridiculous couple who pretend to see the same things in the same sky.  Seek out the satellite throwing our voices into space  and down again in front of the other person - because that’s what’s happening right now. 

We’re cheating geography, you and me. We are existing in two places.