I spent all of twenty minutes,
Deciding what to wear,
Maybe half an hour,
Doing something with this hair,
Then rushed through, soggy, rain-slicked streets,
Fog hanging in the air,
Only to find our table empty,
You were never there.
I waited until they closed the place,
Though I knew it was in vain.
I wandered around our favorite spots,
Feeling less than sane,
I don’t know how I made it home that night,
My head pounding with the pain.
I stayed in bed all day on Monday,
And most of Tuesday too,
On Wednesday, I got hungry,
food reminded me of you,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday,
A week completely blue.
I’d known the minute that I got there,
The way you sometimes know,
I watched the couples dine around me,
Watched the candles burn too low,
I could wait there for eternity,
You would never show.