Thursday, April 23, 2015

See me cry

At least, my love
you did not stay to see me cry
I'm sure you too must have felt
some pain
sweet memories of forbidden moments
a rush of passion can forgive a lie
a smile.... until you held me again
no, you did not see me weep my love
you did not stay to see me cry

I find in my collection in my desk
poems, cards and photographs I once
gave to you
I could not leave them there
but not one letter or small note
to me
from you to say you care
just one small drawing of a fish
your only reply
you did not stay to see me cry

Not that you ever kept a tally upon my heart
no books recorded each smile or touch
just love given and then - depart
no list written of each lonely sigh
in the empty room
you did not stay to see me cry

It is only remembered now
the moments in the dark
before sleep descends upon me
my mind searches out
and adds one mark
in my favor
my last gift to you
though love did not last
you never saw it die
you did not stay to see me cry

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