In the Midst --- Drifting By

In the presence of others
yet separated from them, alone…
distant.


The hurt filling the inside
building the wall even higher…
guarded.


Sitting on a vacant log as a child
watching the clouds drifting by…
crying.


Revisiting the vacant log as a woman
watching life drifting by…
hiding.


Being a dreamer both then and now
even when dreams and the heart…
break.


In the presence of others
yet separated from them, alone…
distant.