I smile at you
Through a glass pane
Less than an inch
Feels like miles

I smile and try to laugh
Try to hide the tears
The longing

I smile
Despite not knowing
When I will
Hold you again
When you will
Feel safe

I smile
Gazing at your
Blue eyes and
Warm smile
in the dim light

I smile
And say goodbye
Savoring the moment
The pane feeling
Like pain

I smile
Until you’re gone
And my eyes
Leak with uncertainty
Missing your touch

I smile
Feeling like
Tainted goods
Spoiled by circumstance
Accountable for another’s actions

I smile
Because if I don’t
The despair consumes

I smile
Feeling loved
Despite the pane
Between us
It is not forever