It is Poetry Day and so it seems fitting I should take this opportunity and post a poem. This is from my new book, “The Traveler’s Verse” which can be bought for $5.99 paperback and $2.99 e-book by just clicking on the icon in the sidebar or going to Amazon. This isn’t the best poem in the book but one easily shared. As though I really need to say this but yes, all copyrights are reserved so buy the book for someone if you wish to share.
SILENT SEATTLE NIGHTS
On silent Seattle nights
I speak with my eyes;
you reply with a half-grin
and the dangling of a room key
holding the promise behind door 210.
It ends with a reluctant morning hug
where the words run away
leaving love to choke,
smothered by the smoky embers
left on the pillows
and the chilly stare of the sun
that shines dimly on what is unraveled, undone.
I wish to watch from the balcony
the fog roll back out to sea
sensing the comfort zone
that hovers somewhere, out there,
between the horizon and me.
You slip out the door with practiced ease,
a teaser for the next silent Seattle night.