We’re all searching for something,

Love, affection, acceptance, happiness

Some of us declare our search out loud,

Others, keep it internal, sheltered like the flame of a candle,

It’s a shame we’re not searching for each other,

We look and we look,

But we’re not in the same place,

Both moving at different speeds,

Orbiting each other,

Never colliding,

We breathe the same air, but think different thoughts,

One of us constantly searching for a connection,

The other disconnected entirely,

We have the means to stay in touch, but nothing seems to work,

In the end, still searching…

R1- September 2018