sitting. watching. my body inert.
the red chair, hard straight slippery plastic
typical train station accommodation

body slumped slung low
a knee bent over the other
hands held in front, as if to comfort

feelings psych emotions like a see saw
up down up again
up- we just had the most wonderful few days

down- you are leaving
up- i have learned you are one of the most special people in my world
down- im not an anglerfish i dont mate for life

absolute monogamy
bodies fused
no mouth no mind no ambition

up- you’re not a anglerfish either
down- do i wish we were ?

my eyes lift to the faces that pass
seeing only the emotions i feel inside
myself drained of every feeling

the tarmac clears momentarily
my eyes lift to yours
only the translucent glass between us

my heart skips a beat
eyes searching yours
expressions lift – up

words on the loudspeaker like bokeh
out of focus, blurred
the message translated says it’s time for you to go

i think thats what it said
i am drowning in your eyes
wallowing in the feelings

a symphony of emotions
the red sea of consciousness
i try to part , to push back

to tame, to make sense
to file, domesticate, bring under control
to delete

and i can’t
my hands clenched tight
one breaks free

raising as if in mirror reflection
of yours
it touches to the window

your palm pressed hard
just the darker lines show

and i wonder
are we making a sign?
or saying goodbye!

is it a stop – dont go
or a casual – seeya later
my own twitches , jerks, opens wider

but the train is moving now
the conductor hasn’t seen my symbol to stop
and still my eyes are locked on yours

looking for portent
seeing only the see saw
the myriad of up and down

a plethora of indecision
a see saw at the train station
…and i breathe out

knowing hoping believing desiring
we will be together again
pleased with that thought.



Aitkenvale, Australia

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