Why is he there
Never taking his eyes off me
Never able to appear outside of my mind
Yet every time he opens his mouth
Something that I can't see stops him
The force pulls him backwards
And I am back in reality
And he disappears for a while
But only for a while.
He always comes back
With that sly smile
He makes me laugh
And people stare because I am laughing at air
And that is when the force pulls him back
And I am left alone.
We have shared a lot of laughter
We have shared a lot of tears
But what is scary about the man
Is that we never touch
He hears me
I can't hear him
We are pretending
But I fear when he doesn't come back
What will it be like?
I will realize I have been pretending
The river's just a river again
A shadow is a shadow
My friends expect me to laugh at air, as usual
The weight of reality drops like a boulder
Onto my shoulders
And I am forced to keep it up.
But for now
He never leaves me.