Linger

Small talk to pass the time,
Little words and little breaths,
The time ticks down to nothing
And that is all I have to say,
---Nothing.
I dare not ask, no not again,
I know the answer, know it well.
I cannot stay, I cannot stay,
Perhaps if I ask again but…
---Nothing.
Can escapes these lips,
The language that we speak
It's not what comes from our mouths
But what comes from our eyes…
---Linger
Just a moment longer,
Lost in that look of yours
That tells me that I need to go
But can't admit it, not out loud…
---Linger…
On the breath that falls upon
the phone I hear from far away
We're out of time but I can't
Bring myself to say the words
---Goodbye…