dazed

when i close my eyes
the visions of you come to life,
every breath more painful
then the last—
the distance between us
exaggerated
by how close i still hold you
in my heart.

distant

It might be hard for you to understand
But sometimes,
Growing up,
It was easier just to disappear into myself
And hide in plain site–
The very thing that cripples me
Now,
At times,
Is what helped me
To survive.