Sitting in Michael's Lap
This relays an "expectant pause" very well ... and is typical of the excellent free verse that I have come to associate with you.
I did come upon one little stumble, or perhaps I am misinterpreting the line ... when I read the line "And the actions you are not making," I must admit that in my mind, I had already finished the line with "taking" instead, before I ever read the last word. This is not a critique, just a question, designed to broaden my understanding of the form (which, in case you haven't noticed, continues to elude me!): Any particular reason you chose that word..?
"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")
[This message has been edited by Nochtdraco (edited 10-04-1999).]