poetry: my heart on my sleeve

I hold you in my heart but you don’t see me
I gaze deep down into your soul but you don’t feel me
Your blood runs like poison through my veins
I see you in front of me even though I shut my eyes
I feel you against me even though you aren’t here
I smell you on my skin and hair
I hear your voice
Your energy envelopes me

[© by me Spring 2005]