Friday, April 10, 2009

Unspoken Hearts


We shared the makeshift bench for a few minutes.
Long enough for her to finish the cigarette she was holding.
The other hand clutched a picture ... very tattered and worn
Like it had been looked at a thousand times.

She stubbed out her smoke and stood.
For the first time, she met my eyes.
Hers were filled with tears, unshed.
Then she left.

Not a word was spoken, there was nothing to say.
But somehow, our hearts touched.

3 comments:

Grannie Annie said...

Beautiful, and so are you. Thank you my friend, my sister of the heart. You are not only a seeker of hearts you are a purvayor as well. Love to you ~ Deann

Beth Niquette said...

Wow,Sissy! Ah, what an amazing photo, and the word picture poem is incredible. I saw the entire thing in my mind's eye, and I cried. Beautiful beautiful.

Mekeel McBride said...

What a beautiful poem. Captures so much in such a short space. Thank you