I see you, staring at me.

I heard your whispers.

I felt your touch graze me.

I smell your scent as you past me.

Your eyes looking at me with longing.

Your body tensed when I squeeze past you.

Your hands large and warm.

What I wouldn't give to hold them.

Have them stroke my cheek.

But you never say what you're thinking.

You lie to me and you think I won't notice.

"Sorry…I can't make it…"

Why? Why…

I need to know.

Look at me. Look at me!

You think I haven't guessed.

But I've seen it with my own eyes.

You're an effigy for them.

You laugh and sit with them at lunch.

Pretend you don't know me.

You lie. Say it's just an image thing.

It doesn't mean anything.

Not to you. But it does to me.

Why did you change?

Become a monster in front of me.

I made you. Who you are…

Because I pushed away

Out of fear of the unknown.