I can see you (freeverse)

i can see you 

you think i'm unaware 

maybe ignorant

of what you have inside

that festers in you 

you show it to others rarely

as it slips through the cracks

but for me 

it's wide open 

i can see you 

i know you try to hide it 

i know the pain it causes you 

i understand you 

you're similar to me

thats why i understand

i also understand why you feel at unease

being near me 

why you avoid me

because i know

i know what the others don't 

theres a part of you that knows

i can see 

right through you 

and you see through me 

that's why we can't be together 

we understand too much

 

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sonnychasm

Literature, art, science, travel. Writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Always wrestling with language.

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