What shadows lie inside?

I cannot see them

But I cannot see myself

I'd love to hold you

But I think you'd hurt me.

Shape and texture

Are all we have left

A sense of touch

And a misunderstanding

You kiss me

And I promise a new life

But I can promise nothing:

Even though you realise

You play along

And everyone feels worse.

It's a time to live

And a sentiment misplaced


Some new regime

And we go under again

I've walked with you

But you have not seen

The things that I have done

And you can understand

Why I work alone:

Because I can grieve

A hopeless dream

And the shock of this life.