I saw you standing lonely there;
Your face so pale and empty,
dull beads of raindrops in your hair.
You looked both lost and lovely,
Your eyes wide and forlorn.
Endlessly searching for someone
with eyes seeming only to mourn.
For whom were you searching that evening?
Was it a lover you so longed to meet?
Had he said he’d be there that hour
to hold and to kiss on the street?
I could have moved closer to greet you,
I could have said “Look, here I am.
like you I am alone in the greyness,
lost and alone, just a man.
You have been forsaken this evening.
He lies with another, not you.
I have no-one to hold or to worship
but you and I shall love and be true.”
But I watched as you tightened your raincoat
and I stood like a thing carved from stone
as you walked sadly into the darkness.
I sighed and I went home alone.