at the gate

 

departure time bumped from twelve

forty to one forty   i

know what that means   american

 

has no idea when the flight will 

arrive at the 

gate   much less depart   no one seems

 

unduly surprised   i'm not   it

does add a 

layer of anxiety to an already anxious 

 

day   i look around   try to 

absorb the 

calm around me   only to realize it is sheer

 

boredom   and career ennui   that

i'm seeing   

 

~

 

i try to concentrate on my book   but i'm too

easily distracted   i 

try a sudoku   i give up   my

 

thoughts are on my destination   on

tonight   on

faith   and should i have it   is it merited   faith

 

in some sort of fairy tale notion   or

expectation   of

love   that is   love in the form of the

 

union of two souls   or   in this case   the reunion of

two souls   two

disparate souls   faith that two disparate 

 

souls   once separated   may   in

fact   reunite

 

~

 

we board   i will miss the dallas connection   i

sigh   i text   along

with everyone else on board   arriving

 

dallas late   hope to make the five 

o'clock   see you

tonight even if i have to walk   put the kettle

 

on simmer   so to speak   i'm doing a bit

of simmering

myself   i can take lyft   but i'd rather you pick

 

me up   if you're off work   we can stop for

something to

eat on the way home   or not   i'm just typing   not

 

thinking   can't wait to get my hot 

little hands on you   dear one   cannot wait

 

 

 

 

 

 





Poetry by one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-05-29 at 16:01

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You create an excitement at arrival which so many can relate to, while contrasting the boredom of air travel and the uncertainties that accompany it. A beautiful piece. Like it.
~Ashe
2019-06-02


Sameen
Wonderful! Once again, this exquisite form you use perfectly matches the content of the matter. Brilliant!
2019-05-31


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
"Hot little hands," you say? Maybe love isn't the only emotion keeping you from your sudoku.
2019-05-29