Creative Column: ‘Distance’ by Dan Power

Welcome to SCAN’s new regular column that showcases the best of our university’s thriving writing scene.


Different time zones.
He travels 10,000 miles.
Still cannot make time.
Different language.
She becomes fluent in his.
Still can’t understand.
Different people.
Sometimes minds touch, become one.
But still, different.


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