miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2014


Good night, adventurer. How was your day?

Have you already sent your letter to Santa? What did you ask for?

Future, past...you are either in one or another. When I was a kid, I went to Europe, and I would love to go again. One day, I was searching for the time difference between a country and Puerto Rico, and I realized that time zone was ahead of mine. I thought: "They live in the future, and we live in the past." Then I started wondering how could a couple survive having a long distance relationship living in two continents, and I wrote this poem...


I wake up,
look at the clock,
and I know.

That you are
already working.
I want to hold your hand,
but there is nothing.

I follow
the morning routine;
the sky is clear,
while I feel hollow.

On my way
to work,
I call,
but your cell
goes straight.

To voicemail.
What a morning!

'Cause you
are in a meeting;
I feel so blue, 
like there is no meaning. 

Stuck in the traffic,
almost crying,

How we are
going to make it,
and I almost pass
a red light. 

You are so far,
where there is so cold;
I am
where it is so hot.

You live in the future,
I live in the past;
there is no fusion,
just you and I.

No we,
'cause we
are not even

I get off,
and here comes
the rain,
while you are on the train.

I have to wait
to talk to you. 
There is so much in the way,
and I don't want to lose.


I can't
it anymore.
I want
you when I get home.

But you are
thousands of miles
I don't know what to say.

Finally we are
able to talk,
and I pour my heart
and soul.

I look at the clock,
and I know.

That nothing
is going
to change;
I can't say
anything else,
and the signal fades.

I wish
you could go back
in time,
or that you will
wait for me.

That there is no need
for us to be
like this.

I look at the rain 

It floods
me with memories
that don't
bury my wishes.

And that
don't hide
in gaps.

I live in the past;
you live in the future.
I wanna hold your hand,
but there is no fusion.

I go to sleep,
but I can't,
'cause you are
not here.
I am in the past.
Wait for me.
-Jacqueline Sanchez Ruiz

Have you had a long distance relationship? For how long, and how were you two able to keep it? 

As you know, music is essential in my posts, and this is no exception. A couple of weeks ago, I heard "Close as strangers", a song of the Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer, which is a perfect fit this time; actually, it seems like what the guy would sing to the girl in the poem. This video was made by a fan.

Thanks for listening. Bear hug!

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