What I want to say to you

I want to say to you

that I am me,

you are you,

and they are they

but also us.

We share family,

emotions,

worries,

but not experiences.

I can’t perceive

your thoughts

but I can try

to understand,

just as you can try

but don’t.

I want to say to you

that we are the same.

But we are not.

We are different.

A giant chasm between us,

with no possibility

of coming together,

of understanding

each other.

I want to say to you

all of these things

but I don’t.

Instead

I keep things neutral,

talk about nothing,

keep the peace.