It’s not that I can’t touch myself

without feeling like I’m not here.

Or that I think I’m a kind of moon

streaming beyond and behind a self,

always just out of view,

no matter the day.

I’m just hard on myself is all.

In fact, in addition to the desire

to never leave your side,

a desire I now know you don’t have,

even you can agree

it’s being a clinger where I shine.