Saturday, April 21, 2018

Poetry Month: Late Arrival 21 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 

anticipating your stay,
i've been waiting.

watching out the window,
looking for you.

standing at the door,
hoping it won't be long.

staring down the road,
knowing it must be soon.

but you were nowhere,
i'd given up.

hanging my head,
i quit watching.

days passed.
weeks, months.

when i quit looking,
i found you.

there you were.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2018


  1. Spring finally came to Ohio???? Hurray!!! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

  2. Good things come to those who wait--and watch. I love the delay effect in this poem.

  3. Spring, or a kid home from college, or the perfect idea for a poem, or peace of mind.


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