Beyond embrace; this is coalescence: The weight of your breaths and pauses I hear and bear more than your whispered words. They are yours, mine, ours. Hours pass but don’t pass here. Time is afraid to lose its hours, minutes, and seconds one by one into our oneness. (And the universe, all its meanings and meanderings.) Then, everything shall be one and end with us. Then, everything shall begin anew. Bio: Karlo Sevilla from Quezon City, Philippines is the author of the full-length poetry collection, “Metro Manila Mammal” (Soma Publishing, 2018), and two chapbooks. Recognized among The Best of Kitaab 2018 and nominated twice for the Best of the Net, his poems appear or are forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, Revolt Magazine, DIAGRAM, Eclectica, Better Than Starbucks, Radius, Matter, Small Orange, and elsewhere.