after so many years together
one look in her eyes was all it took for him to need to
interrogate how is your heart today?
her weariness made her forget and she replied, with
the truth and a sigh,
my heart is tired, tired and heavy.
and immediately she regretted the honesty
as he with that
bound and determined to get inside her head look
she retreated, looked down and away
a practiced art she had long ago mastered
and said oh, just a long day, I guess.
he tried twice to recapture her gaze but too many years had taught him
that those few words had just slammed the door and turned the lock
he angered and turned to go,
so in the name of peace she
deftly she inserted how was your day?
and she watched his mouth
as if she cared
[This message has been edited by fc (edited 01-26-2000).]