Evensong


Evensong

Can you forgive me
For running
Away,
Without even saying
Goodnight?

I just couldn't bear
To watch you
In the twilight
For as much as a
Moment
More.

With tears so close,
Flight was
Simpler,
And so I fled
To the stark, white
Church
And wept.

Christ was there,
But so too
A demon,
And I was
Tempted
To go back and
Track you down.

I resisted.

Now
I can only
Dream
Of your smile...
Your eyes...
The calm, steady pulse
Of your heart
Beneath my listening ear...

Eternal life be damned!

I'd sooner
Have a moment
With you.

***

C.P. Warner
10 December 1990


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