time fades until horizons blur
and yet the now is our constant factor.
the periodic rhythm of me is disrupted
because my now is still and yours passes by.
flickering (on, off) like sinusoidal fluorescent lights
unnaturally rapid oscillations
(back and forth, back and forth)
of this chronic heartburn-
that is my constant.
as the inconsistent rate of change
true as numbers,
my heart still beats for you.