I know how painful it must be to yearn and yearn and yearn…
but never have it reciprocated.
How your smile must fade when you see him holding her,
a tight grasp that will never loosen.
Do your dreams fade a little, every time he speaks of her?
Do you feel like what once was is a shattered image of what will never occur?
How does your heart beat when you are contemplating this situation?
Regularly? Irregularly? A palpitation’s hesitation.
Do you feel incomplete without your regular heartbeat?
Breathe in, breathe out. I know your pain.
This feat is one that is difficult to meet as to
love another and to not have it be you is pain exemplified,
pain that is hard to fathom unless it is you and I.
I wonder if this pain will follow you
for the rest of your life,
Will your heart ever rest?
Will your mind?