March 5, 2013

Sea of Love

Was it necessary, then, to weep before you recognised joy ?

He remembers how the night before he left her,
how a tear or two trickled down his cheek,
and how she, a woman he had learned to love
without knowing how to tell her, had taken his tears
as the token she'd been waiting for,
the sign that he didn't want to leave her,

They were mere strangers,
strangers who knew each other only too well.