old ripped jeans

hanging loosely from her hips

while bitten off nails are

tucked firmly inside the sweatshirt

since pulling up the hood

to shade dark hair and face

-

lilacs fade beneath the rain

rolling down before dropping,

one by one to break on the pavement

spattering at her feet

-

she is standing beside the

old oak tree

since walking there, and waiting there

feet shift, then stay still

-

a wind blows the clothes against

her drizzle-drenched skin

-

heavy fog stifles the noise of the engine

and blankets the yellow gleam cutting past

until they vanish, switch off

-

muffled footsteps move closer

slipping off the grass

scuff the pavement

-

her eyes do not lift to watch

as he avoids the puddles to reach her

tugging jacket closer around

to shield the sweater

covering all but tie and collar

-

at last he comes to her

making no sound or gesture

but standing facing her

-

rain drips down his back

from the leaves beyond his head

he takes no notice

only watching

-

a single hand reaches out

to halfway between the distance

waiting for its partner

-

eyes connect

then slowly

two hands meet


Edited 11-28-06 I got rid of stanza 5 and replaced it with a new stanza 5 and 6. Better? still editing this, but comments are still appreciated!