PASSIONATELY FROM THE SIDELINES

I see you watch him

with that dull spark in your eyes.

There's this heaviness in my gut

I wonder if you will ever realise.

I think it's beyond you,

Well beyond the boundaries of us;

But dreams betray me every now and then

I wonder if it ever keeps you up

I wipe the blood off your face,

Avert my eyes from the bruises

And I'll do it again and again

Maybe you'll tell me one of these days.

And maybe you will not

Maybe there's nothing to say

Because we must all give a bit of ourselves

In love, and this is the price you chose to pay.

There are already cracks in your smile

It will break from the weight of a feather

But that's why I'm here, aren't I?

To hold those pieces together.