Manonton Dalan Poems
street lights are still lit up
as she fills my coffee cup
with same greeting everyday
"how's your mom doing today? "
with a simple grin and "okay, "
she hands me bagle and jelly
pinching coins from my pocket
dropping a quarter on the carpet
i lean back to see where it lands
rub my back on somebody's hands
"excuse me, may i help you please? "
i turn around my lips is on her face
i blush, i feel my heart pounds
i touch her arm; whisper sorry
she waves her hand; smiles at me
yes, i give a last quick ...
fading luster from your eyes
rippling heart beats deep inside
yet, you mask with sweet smile
shows how awesome you are
you never ask me about yesterday
everything seem to be so okay
i wonder what’s in your mind
you just sit pretending to be fine