alone

alone 2017-10-02T19:48:41+00:00

Project Description

when i find you
and i have clutched your hand
i can smile and laugh
and spill over with myself
but
when you’re gone again
who am i?
i am looking at the sidewalk
i am conscious of my hair
i am my body
i am alone without myself
without you

i search the faces for my own
and wander
grasping for my fingers
in the bottom of my pockets
finding only your gloves

strange warm creatures
brush my shoulders
but i turn my face away
with desperate desire
afraid of what i’ll prove myself to be

where are you not beside me?
where am i?
a stranger

perhaps i could
put on your gloves
and your face
and be beautiful again
to meet these beasts
with your peace of smile
but i fear being discovered
as the intruder
the impostor again