Friday, December 21, 2007

TOGETHER, ALONE, WE WAIT

The tired cough
early morning trucks
hack their way across town
next to you
silence
again
shoulders bent to the weight
eyes wide open and ear pressed flat against a pillow case
embroidered with a grinning bulldog and the dark blue word 'Lover'
and yet,
we wait
outside the birds begin idle chatter
and the neighbors dog begins to bark
and the newspaper hits the door with a thump
and yet,
we still wait
drowning in dreams or wishes
needing, I guess, the shriek of the radioshack
to wake us
to make us
to face us
finally then, to pull us
up and out and into
the starkness of a good morning embrace
together
alone
we wait

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