Your polite distance and careful soft gaze
 Misses my meaningful smiles,
  Evades my efforts to engage,
    Does not require my support.

  Your precise words and rhythms pour over me
   My own feel puny and flat
     I repect this distance, this paralysis

     I wish I knew what careless phrase
         Or needy tendencies
       ( Or flat out talentlessness?)
           Drove you from me -truly, I am sorry .