you glance into my eyes

and in your eyes is sympathy

for five seconds i want to cry

and then you sharply turn away

but it's too late

and now i've seen

that you saw my tears

hidden away by fears

but in one glimpse into my soul

you saw my tears

you heard my fears

and now i know

your strange fast glance into my soul

showed me empathy

and now i know

that stranger though you be

i am not alone