Lonely

I see you down the street, alone
Walking slowly towards me
In the cold hazy wind
That twirls your hair lightly

Your eyes stare the drab pavement
Your light steps make no sound
You slightly move your hand to remove
The falling hair from your pale face
And my heart skips a beat

For a moment you lift your eyes
And we gaze at each other
I smile, but you have already looked away
A few seconds pass, while I
Dream of you

Then I look at you again and I see,
The sad pain of loneliness, your eyes
Have lost the shine they once had
Your bag full of books is
Dragging you down

Maybe we can meet someday,
And extinguish our loneliness together
For I recognize the suffering, the ache
Of being lonely

16 January, 2018