Out From the Shadow

Out from the shadow
Of a love that failed
I crawl
Cautious and slow
Already missing the cold comfort
Of the dark and lonely place
Where I have been
Nursing my wounds with tears
And lack of striving

Who are you
This bright and frightening one
Who comes my way?
What do you want
And will it be more than I am able
Or willing
To give?
Will there be knowing
And caring
And trusting
In the future for us
Or will this be another crash and burn
That sends me skittering
Back into the void
Whence I now come?