i bite my
cheek until it bleeds, watching
you laugh, and i smile from light-years away
living in this distant galaxy
while you're that star, so close, yet so
far away, light enough to see but not light enough to see by
and i can see how you
stand behind her and put your hands on her shoulders
in some kind of reluctant mock embrace
it's fascinating
although you laugh and smile and
play your part so very well
i must wonder, must ask,
are you
happy
(or) like me?