I saw in the reflective glass an image of a man unknown,
Alone thou stood in the quiet dawn - waiting for me to arrive,
Search and search and search,
I never did abide.
Abide! Thy bloated eyes - burdened with thy grief,
To navigate the veiny streets,
Throbbing thy pedestrian pulse,
Attending steely factories, monotonous, and leaving me behind.
The face of a woman - serenely dormant,
A tremble in thy mouth - I stretch to meet your lips,
A tender shade of rose,
The sunrise billows high to greet me,
Thy rhythmic breaths - deep, deep! Like thundering rivers in need of sleep.
I depart in hope,
To pay my dues - for you, for you!
So thou can continue, rest in peace.