Once Again...

Once again, you have captivated me,
wooed me with your interest,
reeled me in with your kindness.

Don't you know that I am trying so hard
to see you as just a friend?
Tonight I backslid again.

How can I not love everything about you?
You make me feel visible, like I matter.
You care about what's going on with me.

To hear your voice again, from down the hall...
that alone nearly undid me.
I thought I might faint at the sheer joy.

And then...after a very long wait...
there you were, standing there,
glad to see invisible me.

You work so hard, so many jobs,
you must have wanted to get home.
And yet, for fifteen minutes or so
talking to me was more important.

Nobody else wants to know how I am doing,
nobody else takes an interest.
Only you...

I wish I could see you every week,
I wish I had an excuse to.
Although perhaps I could not handle the joy...
It would make me burst.

How can I sleep tonight?
How can I close these eyes,
that have gazed on you?

lonelyheart807 lonelyheart807
46-50, F
Sep 10, 2012