Midnight Conversation

Midnight conversation; she confesses
fear of loving, living, losing – being
alone one more time, even in her dreams.

Blame, shame, whose fault – it is not her style.
She refuses to place weight on these words;
prefers to take responsibility.

Still, in the darkness, behind a closed door
she cannot forget, is unable to
deny the loss she feels; refute the love.

His ability – desire – to hear
the words frightens her; the what ifs hang there
between them, they are not so different.

The power of love lies within the words
unspoken in midnight conversations.