Between Us

There's a curtain that's drawn

Between Us;

it separates and restrains.

Opening it reveals a view

of you

different than the one before.

Watching through the cracks I see

The Scene;

people bowing, serving, pleasing

like me;

Vying for your attention,

Believing your glance is currency,

life sustaining,

quenching the thirst of loneliness,

I am fed

by your words;

Arrogant needles of sound.

Illuminating my weaknesses.

Piercing my skin.

I am forced to agree.

Although

your knowledge, 

vast and earned, 

is blind

to the curtain I've drawn;

Between Us.

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