Apart (for Juan)

The sun
broke free
from clouds
this morning
like my dream
of you did
I found you
in my home
looking out
the window
at Diamond Head
and Waikiki
like a lookout
on a schooner
turning
to me
you fall
into my arms
and we embrace
like lost
children
smiling
you hold me
and I hold you
like people
who’ve found
the other after
a long search

why must lovers
be apart