“Almost Nothing” © 2018 Daniel Byrne

I wish you didn’t feel
the way you say you don’t.
I wish I didn’t know
the part of me in you that says
I’m fine,
it’s nothing.
Nothing you say,
nothing I say,
nothing
keeping us apart.

But it’s something to see you,
a wonderful kind of
something.
I wish you could see you
the way I do.
I wish I could see me
that way too.
I wish we could move
past the nothing
and share
something.

© 2018 Daniel Byrne

collector of mumbles, squanderer of resistance