Beauty and the Beast

by Judith Nolan


"Without you here to light my way,
Without your love to push back the darkness…

Without your hand held out to me,
Gifting my cold fingers with warmth…

Without you to trust and believe in me,
Without you to say “I see you”
And mean it so…

I am as an empty vessel,
Whistling a tuneless song in the wind.

With no ears to hear,
Nor eyes to see
And no heart with which to believe..."



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