Nothing …

I close my eyes and dream again,

Of a distant time, way back when,

My doubts were quiet, my heart sure,

That our love was lasting, true and pure.

Then opening my eyes, I see your face,

And my illusions vanish without a trace,

For the eyes that once shone for me,

Now stare off in the darkness, sullenly.

“Where did I fail, what went wrong?”

I ask in a voice that once was strong,

You just frown and turn away,

“Nothing … nothing ” is all you say.

Don Grier 2020