I looked behind me once.
Amongst the dusty haze I saw,
Not a single soul for miles.
Satisfied, my solitude, I returned:
Back to my sheltered sanctuary.
How was it that you were there?
Waiting for me where I thought I was alone.
I thought I knew my own self,
Before I met you.
You have forced me to rewrite myself:
Redefine my concrete laws,
Make room for this phenomenon.
And without even a passing glance,
And I, alone. Again.
Freshly stripped of my protective shell,
The precious cocoon I spun so lovingly:
Bare to the elements again.
The scouring wind and the choking dust.
But the pain that burns the most:
You never even knew.