He did not talk about his feelings

instead…he hid them all away

and when she pleaded with him to talk to her

“It’s not what I do!” he’d say.


“But that is what lovers do!”

“They talk to one another.” she would say.

Yet, he would never listen…

til one day…

she went away.


Leaving him to ponder

as he sits alone today…

why the ones who are closest to us


should not be kept farthest away.

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