Sunday, January 26, 2014

Toti O'Brien
SOMETIMES SOMEONE

There are things
that
we’ll never know.
Perhaps someone
was in love with us.
Unseen someone
sighed felt alone
longed or was
obsessed by an
impossible thought.
Counted hours
between occasions
made vane by our
unresponsiveness.
We remained cold
like frozen
divinities
cruel like forces of
nature.
 
We were maybe
scratching our head
or tying our shoe
yawning at the
show or hungry
for dinner while
somebody
internally gasped
at our entrance
shivered when
we went to the
restrooms
convulsed in secret
while we passed by
saw darkness
when we left for
good.
 
Someone
wanted to say
things that they
never said
dare gestures
that were stuck
in their limbs.
If at least
we had known
but we didn’t.
Sometimes
lives run like
parallel lines.
Perhaps
all the time.

1 comment:

  1. You took me on a thought provoking journey. Made me recall intimate thoughts of a stranger, delicate remembrances of what could have been.

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