He Runs

He cannot face her anymore
for in holding his heart
she contains the fear he cannot face

He longs for her touch
he reaches out, but then draws back
disowning his own pain

He pushes himself to the point of exhaustion
then tosses and turns in his sleep
while in his dreams, still he runs

away from the one that he loves
For to face her now would be
to know his own mortality

while death draws closer
step by step
and still he runs

? Michaelette ?

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