Meeting Place ~ a poem


Meeting Place

Dear man,

Come as you are

For a date with a woman

Come tired, bored,

Or sad, even uncertain.

Come curious, clumsy,

come aloof.

Come frighten

or disturbed

by worldly news.

Don’t think of anything to say,

Don’t think of things to do.

Just come.

Come early.

Sit and drink some tea.

She has already arrived

Unseen, unheard, untouched.

Watching you, listening to your song,

Softly stroking your hair.

She wants nothing from you

but to come.

The rest is …

Just a love story.

Shh, the world sleeps in peace!


A. Garden, October 2014