I’m experimenting here. Every alternate line links with the other, i.e. the bold with the bold & the italics with the italics, to form two separate poems in essence. If you’ll read it as such.
Two feet separates them at the dining table.
They straddle different continents.
A foot separates them on the bed at night.
He awakens when she’s asleep.
Six inches separate them on the couch.
Every waking moment seems like an eternity.
An armrest separates them at the movies.
They have an evening drink in loneliness.
They dance cheek to cheek.
They share a dream on different beds.
They inhabit different worlds.
They live in each other’s hearts.
Physical proximity, a chasm.
In the distance, a close union.