I WAIT by Rose Lefebvre
Stars glitter like grunion running across the sky
while the pearl moon blooms between two grey-blue clouds.
Moonlight strums the undulating ripples across the lake,
its fluid energy an intoxicating sensuality.
Bullfrogs belch out a rumbling song as crickets add
their own rock and roll rhythm. On the edge of night,
I envision my youth hovering like a ghost. A tapestry
of thoughts emerge, roam like smoke curling out of a fire.
I sense emptiness behind the stars
as I gaze down upon the distant moon-washed town.
Trees stretch their arms to the moon as I muse -
Are there stars beyond stars, other worlds never glimpsed?
honeyed words that drip from your tongue to my hungry ears.
Here in the throbbing night bathed in seductive light,
I wait, wait for you to call me in, into the cabin,
into your arms, into your heart.