i see you

i see you.

 

i see your face and the muscles of your jaw,

and the way your teeth sit loosely in your gums,

too big for your face.

 

i see your eyes,

and that odd combination of emptiness and pain.

i see the expressions that cross your face

when you think nobody’s watching.

 

i see the jutting collarbones

and the tendons outlining your furred forearms;

i see your ribs pushing angrily at the covering skin,

and the light shining through your thighs.

 

like speaks to like.

we are of a type, you and i.

i see you, even while we both remain unseen.

By Em

I like writing. Words help me unpack my thoughts so things start to make sense. I suppose that once I figure out life, the universe, and everything (my thanks to Douglas Adams), I'll have nothing left to say. "Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing, and learn as you go." E. L. Doctorow

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