RIC S. BASTASA


the reason


the reason
why i do not
eat alone
and sleep
alone is not
my handsome
form or my
innate wit
and choosy
sense of humor

it is just
that i am
meant
to be shared

my hands
open
wanting
someone
to hold

my arms
open
always needing
someone
to embrace

i am designed
for hugs
my lips
for kissing

and i think
i will never learn
again
the pain
of learning
how is it
to be alone

and feel
that i am
dying

Submitted: Thursday, July 03, 2008

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