Unreachable

Note: The following is one of several poems I found on a website geared to gay and lesbian youth that I liked very much way back in 1996. As I have started rebuilding the blog, I want to include these poems. I tried unsuccessfully to contact the poets for their permission. If this is your poem, I would love to hear from you.
unreachable by Danielle

reach out your hand slowly, not quite aware
moving quickly you surly wouldn't dare
slowly growing closer to the fire
we can no longer contain our desire
the kids in the halls are starting to wonder
your feelings and actions are pushing you under
into their world of harsh words and hate
any kind of hell that they could create
your eyes are cloudy and your mind confused
your body is weak and weary, your feeling used
i feel great sorrow when i think of you
we are both alone and scared... not knowing what to do
when i am with you my troubles melt away
but because of our surroundings our feelings must be put on delay
so sit across the room and smile from a distance
until it is safe to stop this harmful, fake resistance

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