Wednesday, June 08, 2005

expect

expect

are you expecting
someone, sometime
from somewhere far away?

your brow is creased
you eyes shadowed
and your lips as dry as clay

you are with me
tilted head resting on a palm
but i can tell your heart is away

absent-mindedly you
twirl your straight hair
and gently pull a strand of grey

is your smile worrisome
or am i reading too much
from words that you do not say

don’t litter the pillow with unwanted tears
beneath the shiny, feathered night
tommorrow will be a brand new day

my lovely, expect
as much as you want
but to your irrational fears, don’t give way!