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I lay beside you the whole long night
Feeling you and yet not touching you still
It was as though I stood and watched
From a threshold which I dared not cross
Something unspoken between us
Barred my path like a sentry at the door.
I awoke this morning from something other than sleep
To see that I had fallen asleep right where I stood
How easy it is to build such walls!
How difficult to walk through open doors!

Visual response by Artisashwini