i stare back at the nothingness.
it locks me in place
as it searches the very depths
of my soul
and it drowns me with its intensity.
the gaze breaks
and i can breathe for a moment.
but my relief is short-lived.
the abyss returns and sucks me in,
into a turmoil of emotions.
but it was nothing.
because to you, that’s how much i mean.