Waiting Game

There comes the moment when

What I have to say has been said

What I have to do has been done


Traffic is bad, a car backfires

Young girls totter on high heals

I wait motionless


Time loses all its meaning

Eternity is a real possibility

Not some abstract construct


The cat is staring

Out the window

I stare into myself


What for I don’t know

It is a waiting game

A contest between hope and courage


A bird serenates his female

Who is not paying any attention

I simply wait


Facing the outcome alone

Remembering everything

Regretting nothing



    Hello again Fred.

    I was wondering from time to time if you might post again. I really enjoyed this one. The cat and yourself is a great metaphor, is what I get from this. Have you been stuck in traffic again using a recorder?

    Welcome back.

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks so much for your comment! It is nice to be back, even if only for a little bit of time. Am super busy, but want to try to show up here at least a few times.

    • dusk arising

      Sometimes it's the right time to just look out from a window. Another time we will find ourselves looking into our soul. It's surprising what we can find when we look.

      • FredPeyer

        Thanks Dusk!
        Looking into your own soul can be either scary or exhilarating.

      • Michael Edwards

        So great to see your work again - don't leave it too long before the next post.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks Michael,
          it is great to see your work again too. Will be on and off. Right now on.

        • Goldfinch60

          Yes that could be me, that last stanza is so true.

        • orchidee

          A fine write Fred. We can't bear it without ya! Hurry back. Ya have not gone yet though! lol.

          • FredPeyer

            Thanks Orchi,
            no I haven't gone yet, am still upright! :-)

          • Christina8

            Good to see you writing again---fine work as always Fred!!

            • FredPeyer

              Thanks Christina,
              Flattering will get you anywhere! :-) and I do appreciate it.

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