Jet-lagged Love

Ruchita 

I’m watching your sunrise
and you’re collecting dust from
the stars in my night sky
we’re in a jet-lagged love
but what I’d do to have you here.
 
I sing good morning
but you’re listening to midnight
we’re in a jet-lagged love
but what I’d do to have you here.
 
I count the steps when you walk away
and you calculate the geography for us
we’re in a jet-lagged love
but what I’d do to have you here.
 
I’m building our home on the seventh cloud
and you’re choosing bricks from the second
we’re in a jet-lagged love
but what I’d do to have you here.
 
I pick up the call on the third ring
so you check your connection on the second
we’re in a jet-lagged love
but what I’d do to have you here.
 
I’m waking up to a nightmare
but you’re waiting for me to tell you my eyes are not red
we’re in a jet-lagged love
but what I’d do to have you here.
 
without flowers, I sit alone
but you pick up all the ones you could find for me
we’re in a jet-lagged love
but what I’d to have you here.
 
it’s three thousand miles away from you in the car
but you’re walking home the other way
we’re in a jet-lagged love
but what I’d do to have you here.
 
I’m in love with a foreign land where you exist
but you’re home far away from home
and we’re in a jet-lagged love
but what I’d do to have you here.
 
the moon was never meant to be gone so long
but we use flashlights to find each other
we’re in a jet-lagged love
but what I’d do to have you here.
 
we’re in a jet-lagged love
and we’re making paper planes out of it
but what I’d do to have you here
 
what we’d do to always have this here
because we’re in a jet-lagged love
even after all the paper planes crashed.

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