An Unspoken Arrangement
He watches me
I know this, because he told me
In the evenings
I leave curtains open, blinds up
it’s easier this way.
For now, this keeps him happy
peering in on my life
At one time he was a part of it
a vital part
he chose to forsake that
He was never supposed to come back
in that untruth I found peace
Now he watches
agreeing to resist the urge
to cross lines, trample hearts
But I know he has crossed it
I know he seeks me beyond the view
through those I am close to.
They tell me
and pray the agreement
as I open the curtains to twilight
ignoring the eyes in the shadows
We’re going live at the pub 3pm est. I’m tending bar, and hoping you’ll join us at dVersePoets for the biggest and best poetry linkup EVER! It’s OpenLinkNight and you’re officially invited!