Standing Back

Standing back, he watches them
pretend they really are a family.
They notice not, his feel of misery.
There is comfort in the grand hypocrisy.

Hot and lazy summer days.
Barbecues and swimming pools
They thought they had it all.
Vacation lived within the bouncing ball.

To him the days of yore would always
bring those poignant memories of love.
Withdrawing, he would see her eyes again.
Love, oh love, how could he make amends?

No fascination left in anything.
Standing back, he watches them
pretend they really are a family.
The aftermath is just hypocrisy.

Further, further...
standing back
becomes the only thing
that he can do...

? Michaelette ?

7/4/2002
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