Maple Leaf Dance
Faraway from the witnessing sun,
Escaped away from reproving glances of dead roses never sent,
Once dared think our love might grow,
But crushed beneath small expectation to answer for a knee unbent.
Loose laced shoes carry old feet forward on,
Stumbling with a book of ill written rhyme to find you there—
Polite as always but with nothing to add.
Assaulting the ramparts of indifference, I wonder if or should I care.
A frisson of longing ever lingers—
Some memories of dancing in our Maple Leaf Bar;
Happily ever after slips from old fingers
While an indifferent Moon grandly outshines any old star.
Posted on April 26, 2018, in Poem and tagged dancing, getting old, indifference, Life, longing, lost chances, love, Love lost, Maple Leaf Bar (New Orleans), memories, Moon, movingon, old memoriews, passion, passion spent, past lives, proposal, proposing, roses, sending flkowers, stars. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.