A Love Affair

A shadow follows closely

Giggling, running up the stairs 

Be quiet, she whispered

Her voice escaping the shrill creaking noise

One summer night


A boy dressed pleasantly

Welcomed through the front door

Meet John, she revealed

A portrait of him hanging

One thanksgiving dinner


A shatter, then a squall

Echoing back to her room

He left, she confessed

Her hands holding on to the remnants of his love

One teary afternoon