did you ever notice...
the smile never reaches her eyes;
the cuts on his arms & legs
that bleed feelings - or lack thereof;
she sleeps away her days,
along with her nights;
the way he keeps his head down
as though in solitary confinement
where the walls are made of people
pointing and laughing at him;
how she holds up the corner
while others float easily about engaging
& enjoying each others company;
he writes of darkness he longs to escape;
did you ever notice?