I’ll Wait

I’ll Wait


Keep ringing the doorbell in the rain, I’ll wait

for you to leave before opening to check


if you’re a man I want to let in and grasp

at your shoes, yanking them off in desperation


to rid yourself of rain that seeped past

your socks and clings to your toes, I’ll wait


before my hand shakes and I lean and grasp

at the round, cool handle keeping you out. I’ll let


the rain fall, let it drench your core, let you shiver

as you hover on my stoop and wait.


One thought on “I’ll Wait

  1. The phrase that came to me while I read this was “you’re soaking in it.” How many times have we longed to force people to soak in it – to wait until they fully understand the situations they are walking into? I appreciate the multi-layered imagery in this piece and how your words force us outside to wait in the rain, too.
    Thank you.

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