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08 December, 2004

And I forgive him

At the end of a tedious evening
when he has drunk
and talked animatedly
(while I have sipped my wine
and perhaps scanned a few faces),
he looks across the room
with eyes that
want to go home with me.

And I forgive him
for leaving me to watch
the social two-step
which I think he
is a part of.

Driving home, he pours out
the day's details of this and that
of 'them' and 'him' and 'I'
(while I tune up the radio
and perhaps sing to drown his voice),
he sighs, midst incomplete feelings,
as if to say
only I can complete them.

And I forgive him
for living in a world
so different from mine
a world only
he belongs to.

He changes into his nightclothes
and as he walks
to the bedroom
(where we will read
and perhaps surf channels),
he says "Come on"
in a voice that
would be alone without me.

And I forgive him
for allowing me to think
through the day
what an unromantic
fool he is.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Max Babi said...

wow! what an intimate, crisp and honest portrayal
of the timeless man-woman relationship....
here's more power to your pen !

cheers !

08 December, 2004 16:16  
Blogger zigzackly said...

One of the most beneath-the-surface yet eloquent love poems i have read in a long, long time. Brava!

08 December, 2004 21:55  
Blogger . : A : . said...

Very honest and real. I especially like the last few lines:

"And I forgive him
for allowing me to think
through the day
what an unromantic
fool he is."

11 December, 2004 14:59  
Blogger raindanseuse said...

You have made the whole love equation seem so realistic. I enjoyed the form of this poem, particularly reading 'and I forgive them' as a kind of refrain.

13 December, 2004 00:29  
Blogger Sweta Samota said...

Cool. A nice read. I liked all of it.
Indeed, a lovely picture of love.
-Sweta

17 December, 2004 16:33  

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