railroad tracks

perhaps they linger still
the words written for you
then swept away by yesterday’s breeze

with eager eyes i followed them
for awhile
and hoped they would stay as sentences

i kept none of them
the words written for you
then swept away by yesterday’s breeze

they were to be hand delivered
caressed from my life to yours
before the wind could steal them away

some breezes blow warm
and i often wonder
if perhaps rhyming words of poetry
are somehow delivered after all

could it be that the tracks a train follows
will lead me to that place reserved for you
in the deepest places of my heart?

there were words written for you
but i kept none of them
when the train rolled by

the wind scattered them
leaving only tears and dreams
of what might have been

had i walked the tracks
searching for scattered papers
and littered dreams

sadly, i kept none of them
the words written for you
swept away by yesterday’s breeze