Author Name :Don Schaeffer

In the dreamy evening 

with music woozing 

they strategize, she and he 


both waiting for the 

gates of magic to open, 

current companions with

shadows of forever 

in the corners of the room. 

It is a temporary alliance 


amplified by hope, 

facing a common foe. 

The contact is smooth. 


A road into the future 

vaguely forms in their visions, 

but, the harsh barriers of 


flesh and silence 

divide them. 

Love is never 


that easy, 

and what-is-that-you-want 

ends in polite separation.