This Time


this time

the never
ending pain is
so bad that life

becomes a
very bad movie
starring me but I

can’t walk out
because I want
to know what

happens and
how it ends
whereas hope

looks forward
and up not back
and down

faith looks
past the pain
when I’m not able

hoping that the
movie will get better
or at least end well

this time

You Know


I introduced the romantic notion
of an airport kiss.

You know.

The type of thing you’d expect to
see in a romantic comedy on the
big screen.

You know.

She lands in a snow storm. He is
waiting where he can see them
all deplane.

At the last minute he thought it’d
be cute to bring a name sign like
they do in the movies.

The door opens. People stir. It
takes a minute or two before
anyone appears.

He sees her. She looks around. Her
eyes stop when she sees the sign
handwritten in black marker,

“COOKIE.”

She smiles and their eyes meet.

You know.

We joked about an airport kiss
while deep down inside we were
secretly wondering if we’d

ever meet again someday.

You know.