Band Halls and Going Away Parties
by anonymous

I sat alone across the vast room
as friends, lovers, and others laughed
I know not whether to join the groom
or sit and ponder things utterly daft

I could not move by my own will
and I knew friends, lovers, and others wondered
Why I sat there without thrill
as their stares in my head thundered

An ex-lover, beautiful and kind
came and sat with me with a smile
She asked what was on my mind
'nothing,' I lied, reinforcing my denial

She took my hand and kissed it gently
I smiled, she left, and I finally rose
I mingled with my comrades pleasantly
and thought nothing more of my woes

Written May 23, 2001, 9:19 pm
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