Empty

Empty
That's all I can be
Cannot learn and
Cannot grow

Empty
Can see but
Not observe
Hear but not listen

Empty
I read so much but
Cannot take in
Implications

Empty
Uncomprehending
No thought
No feeling

Empty
Of hope
Not of fear
Death draws near

Empty
Of suspicions
Healthy doubt
Excuses

Empty
Depth unfilled
Dreams unfulfilled
Never to be full

POV Tilak, half-Vulcan half-Romulan in a clerk's job on Romulus, from a story I wrote and then lost.
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