never

by Jason Alan

i can only love you from afar
facing those widening brown eyes
in a chaotic maelstrom of silence

i can only wish you peace
mumbling secret wishes of love
to the heart you have shown me

i can only see you through
broken glass
when I reach out for you I bleed
with no regret

i can only be nothing
not able to give to you what you need
not able to be what you want
forever a failure
never in your arms
and nothing more than
a negative image in your heart