There she lies
waiting to fall asleep
but can’t,
thinking of her beloved
far away somewhere
never returning-
forever gone.

She’s hurting.

He’s chasing sleep.
Thinking of her
keeps him awake
through the night,
the pain of being apart
he feels it too.

He’s hurting.

In plain simple words:
If she hurts, he does too.

© Ali Qureshi