Good sir, you need not fear

And all your doubts I shall not hear

Each claim is surely untrue

Please take this as a cue.

I don't pretend to know you well

Yet, for you, a spark has dwelled

In the deep recesses of my greying heart-

An instant understanding spawned by art.

I would that you were at my side

One moment when our identities can't hide.

Ours could be a union unmatched.

From that shell would new life unhatch

I wonder if you would comply-

Bid that dark cell good-bye

Ponder all that we might be;

Do not let your gaze pass over me.