HOUSTON

 

“Never say that”

She said

Reclining in the bath

Steam rising

So many things

Needed

But should never be said

“You will only be disappointed”
Now, she is in the bath

Saying, “Never say that.’

She waited a long time the next night

I sat staring into a Manhattan

Bare feet up on the desk

Knowing she was waiting

Knowing I couldn’t go