Alone Together III

  • A3 pencil drawing

"I speak words but you do not hear them
attract attention but you do not see me
I have questions but you do not answer
I touch you but you do not feel it
tears but you do not comfort me

You are so close, but so far away

you seem deaf and insensitive when I tell you
that I do not understand you and can not continue
that I am empty,
that I am no longer worried
I feel powerless that I do not know you
and can not see who you are

Because I want you, I want you here in my life
even though you do not see me standing"

Ralph van Manen