I saw your face.

I didn’t want to,

Nor did I look for it,

But it was there.


I saw your face.

It was just a picture on a screen

But I could feel your stare


Deep past the barbed wire fence

Surrounding my heart and protecting my soul

Deep past the one thing I thought could hold


You out, but still you found a way in,

And as your stare climbed my fence

The wire tore skin


And I bled.

I bled every feeling I thought I let go

And it dripped and it dripped

Painfully slow. 


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