I'd Know You Anywhere
Have you seen Him
I see your Face everywhere I go
Always in shadow
The other Day, as you walked by
I caught a glimpse
your black overcoat brushing against my ankles
Elbows bent holding tightly to your hat
Pulled low over furrowed brow.
Head down to ward off the wind,
And tilted just so and to the left,
Towards cold barren walls that hold the trace of Years of neglect.
I watched in silence as you
jauntily skipped the last and up the stairs
To what I imagined sanctuary
Your smell lingers in my mind
And I breathe in air that fills my lungs to capacity.
I imagine your face
Square jaw, prominent; lips, sin!
A strong patriarchal nose
And eye's sadly beautiful
Deep black as the depths of the ocean walls consumes me.
I see your face, only in shadow.
But I would know you anywhere.