What I See

What I see when I look at thee

Are cold eyes hard and pale

Almond orbs of frost

The guise of souls so weak and frail

And I see that you are lost


What I see when I look at thee

Are ruby lips that curl

In a desperate attempt to smile

But for me your mystery unfurls

And I see your heart's defile


What I see when I look at thee

Is one who's seen the light

You know I know just how it feels

To wake up in the night

And realize nothing's real


What I see when I look at thee

Is what I see in me.

Author's Note: I got the line "What I see when I look at thee" stuck in my head one day and I felt compelled to write a poem with it. Thus, this was born. I had originally intended for it to be written in free verse but I decided what the hell, I'll make it rhyme even though it doesn't have anything that even remotely resembles meter.