I Would
By Izzy

I would
If you would let me
Take the tears that stay behind your eyes
And wipe them from your cheeks.
But I can not even see them when
Those tears inch close to the backs
Of your beautiful opaque eyes
Even if I stare into them the entire evening.

I would
pull you weeping into my arms
And keep you there
Whisper comfort into your hair
And seek one reward only
That being to see you smile again.

But you will not cry
Even when a cause for your tears
Stands in front of us both
Knowing I cannot see your tears
Where you keep them hidden.
You lie buried
In your own skin
And I cannot touch you
As I would.