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I wake each morning alone
Sunlight highlights my world
With accented tones of newness
In this new day unfurled

It isn't that I'm solitary
You're beside me all the while
But my new start brings no happiness
Unaccompanied by your smile

I walk my path quite blindly
Taking chances when I turn
And you watch, from your safe distance
Barely the companion I so yearn

And yet, I'll wait and worry
Outstretched, my hand to you
Walk with me or wait alone here
I wonder which you'll choose to do

Then nights see you against me
Captive in this brand new world
By morning you'll have left once more
Before the new day has unfurled