You know what?
I look into your eyes,
Shining shards of glass –
Windows to something I can’t see,
And I wonder.
To see my reflection is a strange thing,
Staring back at me hopelessly distorted.
I wonder what you see. Do you see
The unfaltering smile that I carry,
Only in your presence?
Sometimes I dare think you mirror me,
For when I waved you did
But no one else does.
I’d like to think your smile,
Only one other friend can conjure.
And then there’s one problem
I cannot figure out.
I love you dearly,
The pair of you.
But must you bewilder me so?
Looking at you now,
With those piercing chocolate shards,
I wonder if perhaps the other
Is more deeply-rooted
In that which they share with you.
If you’d only tell me what you see,
Perhaps things could move more easily.
But truthfully, it is the other
With whom I tread carefully,
So I don’t rip his roots from beneath him.
Time soon comes to pass:
What will we do with that we have left?