|Do you feel it? A swelling in the chest,
A pounding of the heart, a quickening,
When we are near?
Do you see the soul inside me,
Crying for you?
Reaching for you?
Is it longing or fear I see in your eyes?
Is it the same emotion I saw
When I asked you for that first embrace?
The end of a visit, and I said,
“Don’t I get a hug?”
Harmless though it was, I can still see how your eyes flashed.
Is it my emotion, or yours, that disquiets you?