No surprise on that hot summer night

As I watched your gaze in the dim moonlight

Past my routine tears and sobs you eased

And a comforting kiss on my forehead teased

So near I heard your voice speak soft and calm

Feeling two fingers tracing light in my palm

Such tired eyes hidden, expression veiled

Our defenses dissolve when all speech has failed

Repressing my longing while remaining near

Replacing desires with deep-seated fear

In begging for my will I have now received

Life's slow grinding gears amended to me

Now left vexed and puzzled I've turned away

Burning out alone in the dusk of the day

Smoke, tears, an unreachable dream

Foggy the road twisting forth starts to seem