Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2009

Ending Again

by David Dalton

Elevator doors part in slow motion
                                                I stand before you

arms outstretched
                         eyes wide open

solitary and quiet
                       we meet again

inaudible, I imagine what you say
                                              under your breath

'This time it will be different'
                                       I reach for you

  just as you pull away

                                     just like it was when we were young

you draw near me
                                                  once more

your kiss
              treacherous and
                                    full of hope.

Added: 30.04.2009