Waiting in an empty
Today I have nothing to do
If you were here,
today would be full of things to do.
But it is not, it is an empty day
when the beach is un-walked,
the sea un-swum.
I wait, there is nothing else to do,
for I can not think of anything but you.
You are not here, the vacuum goes on,
I could read, I could drive, but to what purpose
I cannot read because my mind is full of you,
I cannot drive because I have nowhere to go.
The beach holds no delight,
if I sit there alone,
there is no one to splash or hold my hand.
I do not want to drink beer at the shack
for there is no one to look at
over my tepid, flat rum and some’at.
I can dream and sleep and think of you,
see you in my dreams and pretend that I
can touch you and hear you laugh.
I have no desire to be awake,
for if I sleep and dream I can be with you.
My fear is that I shall lose you in my dreams.
And then there will only be the empty day,
once more, spent waiting,
waiting for time to pass
until the day is bright and full again
and I can hold you in my arms,
feel your breath and look into your eyes.