Can anyone hear me?
Did you notice me
And as I drift away I watch the moon we shared.
We watched it together.
But alone it saw me. Nudged me
As my breath slowed. As my mind settled.
It shared my despair. At going away
It shared my pain. At lack of words
And hidden emotions.
Tears held back. Wanting to fall.
But no.No no no no.
It saw my love for you
… And yours for me.
Your kind gentleness
And we still watch that moon at night.
But so far apart
I see it as a familiar face.
Shared with you from afar in its cold glow
As lacking in warmth as my soul now
As alone in the sky as I am below.
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