You fear those things, deep inside;
Run away, try to hide.
Escape you want, from the past;
Hold me down, this pain shall last.
You look at me with judging eyes,
Yet, you live – with all those lies.
Don’t deny this bond we share,
Life’s hard enough, so please show care.
The façade you front, is oh so tough;
Yet I know – it’s all a bluff.
Love I seek, is that too much;
To ask from you, a gentle touch.
– Kevin J. Hotter (2017)