Dogs 2010

UNCERTAIN SMILE
(8/27/10)


I see
you

your face
aglow
shining
on me

I draw
closer
unbelieving
that you have
truly returned
after all
these years

in your eyes
I see out of place
purples and pinks
swirling storms
of apocryphal
magnitudes

your glow
subsides
as you see
your reflection
in my countenance
quickly realizing that
you are no longer
the one
I love

you say
my name
but your voice
rings metallic
sadly hollow
with the loss
of past
passions

we stand
facing
waiting
for some resurrection
that can never
occur

you vanish
in a vapor
of misplaced hope
forever removed
from me

exorcism
compete
I walk on
not knowing
what else
to do