As I lay there this morning
tracing the curves of your back with my finger
I couldn’t help but wonder what you really think.

You’ve been talking in circles
telling me what I need to hear you say
but do you really feel what I’ve been hearing?

If I look deeper through your surface
would I see a confused and frightened soul,
trapped in a situation he feels obliged to continue?

Or is there something else?
A fear of true emotions that were unexpected
and threaten you further 
than mere breaking of friendship?

I wonder.

Copyright © Sally McLean 1994

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