As he peers
into her deep
blue eyes
he knows
that she is
very far away

He can tell
by the way
she stares
that her mind
is elsewhere

He doesn't know
where she is
or why
she's there

He cannot
bring her back
no one can

She is too
far gone
into her
own world
where she
is free

Where no one
can intrude
on her
dreams of
perfection

A perfection
that cannot
exist in
the real world

He awaits
patiently
for her return

He knows
that she
needs this
this dream
world to
keep her sane

He wishes
she could
be happy
with the world
they live in

But he
understands
that she
cannot

And so
patiently
he awaits