Awkward laughs and awkward smiles
Masking hearts in deep denial
Words unspoken, words unheard
Thoughts so hidden, tightly furled.
Chatheads seen and texts unsent
Tongue in cheek with jokes half meant
Entendres from forthright minds
Hope to read between the lines.
Backtrack, pause; it's all the same
Hence commence the waiting game.
Think it over, think it thrice
Pro et contra, "what's the price?"
Believe it now, doubt it then
Shy away, repeat again
Time is running, waits for none,
Time is over, courses run.
Parted paths, unforeseen loss
Tangent lines begin to cross
Twining once two strands of fate
Perceived too litte too late.
Forlorn poems, bitter sonnets
Tragic odes of sweet regrets
Things undone and left unsaid
Lined pages they do embed.
A reluctant acceptance
A permanent transience
No rewinds, no do-overs
Just one chance, one encounter.