It was a long wait-

Those nights spent wondering when the call would come,

Those days spent staring at the screen to light up,

Those hours spent hoping the silence would be broken,

Those minutes spent praying the first step would be taken.

A mention of your name and the eyes would fill up,

A whiff of a memory and the smile would fall down.

A random thought comes flying in,

A spark that burned bright starts to simmer low.

Those promises, those words,

These twists, these turns.

Trying to live through the aging process of time,

Trying to come together at a distance of miles.

Standing on that sidewalk,

Looking at all the cars speeding by,

Turning to view every stranger passing by,

Hoping for a familiar face in the walking crowd,

It was a long, lonely, loving wait.