An Unknown Answer

What is the question
that cries for an answer?
leaves me awake
till the hours of dawn

hint of a future
its taunting and teasing
reaches my mind
as I lie here alone

What is the question
that cries for an answer?
felt as tension
in my life
leaving traces
blurred in time
that never quite come clear

and who asks the question
that cries for an answer?
an unnamed face
an unknown source
that hides in shadows
never far
but never quite identified

From whence come the shadows
that cover the stranger?
wherever I turn
they loom larger than life

Could it be
they're part of me,
these shadows that darken the night?

and then come full circle:
I must be the question
that cries for an answer

but tell me
how can I find an answer to
a question that I never knew?

? Michaelette ?

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