Heart pounding, I sat up too quickly
from lying on the floor, hardwood floor;
she'd stood, lent over me asking why I couldn't
see her, "Am I not important to you?" she said.
" You are", I'd mumbled, " but I don't know how
to show you."; the plink of another tear on
the varnished floorboards, dampness on my cheek.
"You are, but I don't know how to show you."