shallow thirst

Behind their songs
lies a desperate emptiness
behind their smiles
a shallow thirst unquenched

Their outstretched hands
never quite link
their upturned glances
never quite see

O, what beauty
what riches
what blessing
lie in wait…

Just beyond the thin veil
just out of reach
just a heartbeat,
a footstep away

                             - Sydney, 2005