seeing

across the room

being

inside two minds

knowing

what nobody knows

and yet

they do

but never admit

gnawing

and clawing

and ripping

and tearing

very beings

shattered in bits

crying and

bleeding

suffering

dying

what do you do

when you see

what he sees

when you feel

what he feels

when you know

what you know

but cannot admit

cannot admit

cannot admit

cannot admit

I know it

can't show it

just feel it

just feel it

I know what I know

but I cannot admit