she cannot possibly be around me
all of the time I have anyone else near me
their sounds are like her, maybe
most of the time she must not, should not, worry about me
most of the time everyone next to me
sounds like her and talks like me
she’s the only one that whispers to me
I might be praiseworthy
given her trust in silence
hopefully she's not far out of step
forced to catch her breath
there in the late hour beside me