I wait for you and while away the days – A Villanelle

 

I wait for you, and while away the days

I shake my coat and reset time again

I sense your irritation at my gaze

 

We lost each other in that strange malaise

I feel your absence like an open chain

I wait for you, and while away the days

 

So many sad excuses and delays

There you stood unravelling your lament

I sense your irritation at my gaze

 

Tonight’s dark presence obscures your distaste

I look up to see motes of dust ascend

I wait for you, and while away the days

 

Midway on our journey I found a trace

White noise obliterates your discontent

I sense your irritation at my gaze

 

My cold skin is blemished with hope and praise

Today I will be melting in the rain

I wait for you, and while away the days

I sense your irritation at my gaze

 

 

Catherine Russ

 

 

 

 

 

 

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