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?