He's always anxious of what you might think of him
The boy knows he never meets your expectations
So he hides instead, under your tone of voice
Despite fear of judgment and resentment, he comes back again -
just in time for your grandiose recital.
Pale, he stares and listens with modest dreams kept inside him
Never making a connection with your intermittent existence
© 2002 Franck de las Mercedes