he was trying to remember
how she so fully captured him
but “captured” didn’t feel like the right word
even though he knew that’s what happened
captured like the earth captures the rain
captured like a flower captures the sun
captured like the trees capture the wind
captured like a heart in a cage of ribs
but it was no use
how can you be captured
by something so essential to you?
how can the very thing you are
also be your captor?
and in questioning, he found his answer
she had made him one with her
and captured him in the process