Missing a friend
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 .
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Your words capture the feeling well–that gap between “polite distance” and “meaningful smiles”