Yes

And we continue
Together but apart
Walls, walls, walls

Nothing that keeps us safe
Just the thing that keeps us
Separated

I sit on my hands,
I bite my tongue
I stop talking, writing, seeing

But I don’t stop feeling
It’s funny but it’s
Not a joke

I am, we are
Deadly serious

Every word is a pledge
Every action not done
Another

I love you

I will not burden you
But I will not let you pass by
Without knowing

And I will pretend that
It means nothing to me
While hoping it means everything

To You