I am but a shadow in a memory floating far away. There is no way to remember me but for my silence.
Hold me near yet at such a distance you can hardly see my heart breaking with each glance in your direction. I remain quiet for fear of rejection.
Like a tear drop that has come out of thin air while the world spins on the wrong axis.
I am bleeding on the inside.
I wrote this many years ago, in 2002. It remains one of my favourite pieces of writing 💜