I noticed you there,
begging for the news to be fake
As you entered the ICU.
The tears down your cheek broke me, as you fought your demons
You couldn’t sleep as they skinned you deep.
I saw through your barriers;
Breathing heavily as your heart rate increased,
all hidden through a smile
I wish I could be there for you
Running into your arms,
Remind you that you are valid,
But there was a screen cutting us in between.
Author: Anubhi Srivastava