Wait A While

Silver strands of heaven
Reach out to grasp my hand;
Burning eyes of sunset-
Sunrise heat; bids me flee.
Midnight voice, speak to me!
Say not, "Anon, anon…"
Nor, "I've no love for you."
But let me harbor hope.

Wait a while; stay a while;
Live a while—but don't leave.

"Your tears; they taste of wine,"
You said. Then plucked the chords
Of my heart, 'till I wept.
Yet, still I gave to you
The answers in my soul.
Though you may turn away
And leave me here to grieve.

Wait a while; stay a while;
Live a while—but don't leave.

Within the boundaries
Of your thoughts, I await-
Seeking your high regard.
Regarding your disdain
For me, and for the world,
As the change of seasons.

Wait a while; stay a while;
Live a while—but don't leave.

Your kisses are bitter,
The taste of arrogance
Tainting my swollen lips.
'Tis blood upon the saints-
Fallen tear's of angels.

Wait a while; stay a while;
Live a while—but don't leave.

You've left me here so long.
And day by day I grow,
More old and more weary
and more in love with you.

Wait a while; stay a while;
Live a while—but don't leave.

Yet, all alone I'll wait,
Biding time till you speak
Those words you'll never say:

"Wait a while; stay a while;
Live a while—but don't leave."

-March 27, 2005