The loneliest guy

 

Is what is

 

Loneliness is the absence of touch

Watching her cry through a plastic screen

Wanting to cradle her pain in your arms

But having only the makeshift sling of your words

To offer her

It is a kind of impotence no one else could understand

Because life’s not just a bunch of words

Words are meant to record life, relate life

Cannot be life

Cannot make life

 

Loneliness is when you cannot

Kiss away her tears

Stroke her hair

Or hold her hands in yours

So if words are all you have

They’d better be spectacular

Or at the very least, pretty damned clever

Because if she’s still crying at the end of that call

You’re both going to spend the night

In the loneliest place on Earth.

 

 

 

©2016

 

 

 

 

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