Waiting for you in the rain
gray clouds / gray thoughts
I watch raindrops dance on the pavement
meld into puddles iridescent with oil

Waiting for you in the doctor’s office
clean / calm / quiet
I contemplate the human body
intrigued by its gloriously
intricate design

Waiting for you outside the café
pigeons pecking at errant crumbs
I bide my time – what’s more
worth waiting for than you

We waited years to come together
from opposite coasts / opposite lives

What’s another hour or so