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Shield
© 2006, Roy Stucky

Loneliness can flow together.
My despair can touch your own.
Feelings quickly lose their center
Once winds of change have blown.

You try to keep the world at bay
With the shield of your arms.
The gesture's all you need to say
With the shield of your arms.

The two of us form
But a speck on the fist
Of the world as it fights
To coexist.

The problems of the world
Never vanish through sleep
Even when I sleep with you.
The comfort you bring
Doesn't really change a thing
Outside the span of this room.

You try to keep the world at bay
With the shield of your arms.
The gesture's all you need to say
With the shield of your arms.