loneliness drips off me like beads of sweat
there is a haunting behind these eyes
please do not criticize
the reasons for my silence.
if only i could share the depths of my soul
if only i knew them myself
if only that was enough.
with warm arms i hug myself
desperate for other arms
for other statements of affection...
i see flickers, but doubt their intent.
in the heat of this day
i am not enough;