"You and I"

Everyday I pass you,

hurrying my way.

I only smile briefly,

not knowing what to say.

If only you knew,

the pain beneath.

How much I hurt.

How much I seethe.

Days feel like years.

Impossible to stop these tears.

The years that I waste,

hiding in my disgrace.

I'm reaching out to you.

Stranger, you may be.

But I get the feeling,

you understand me.

I've seen it in your face.

The same pain I wear.

We are just alike.

Living in our fright.

I know when you're angry.

You turn your head away.

I know this because,

I do the same.

It is safe to say,

that we are the same.

We are just alike,

you and I.