To hold water in the crevice of your palms,
but not drink it.

To see your reflection in the mirror,
but not touch it.

To see hundreds of people around you,
but not be with them.

To go crazy with the ache within,
but not locate it.

To be in love with the idea of being in love,
but not be in love.

To help, help, and help,
but feel helpless.

To see that steam rise up from the broth,
but not smell it.

To lap up food like you were starving
but not taste a thing.

To have it all,
but to believe you never had any of it.