The briefest of gazes, the most cutting of stares,
The hollowest laughter and lightest of cares.
The gentlest touch and strongest of holds,
The greatest of longings fills up my soul.
Everything stops, life stalls when you're there,
Your ineffable beauty, proud and aware.
I'm hollowed and empty and grief fills my heart,
And swamps my whole being when we are apart.
Alone and at night, I focus my mind,
Projecting my thoughts across the divide,
I believe you can hear when I open my heart,
I have courage to speak only when we're apart.
I live off brief gazes when you look my way,
I fear your hollow laughter if you hear what I say.
My breath is so short and I longingly pine,
To hold you so tightly and say that your mine.
But you don't seem to hear my subliminal cares,
You still look straight through me as though I'm not there.