OF LOVE SUSTAINED [New York City, 04/25/81]
(To Nancy in a Delayed Greyhound Bus)
How sluggish do the minutes trickle by!
Why, every moment seems to hesitate
Adjourn its reckless sojourn and deny
That next succeeding moments consummate
The trivial glory of their precious prime!
Yet boredom would not even dare impose
Its wrathful claim on unapportioned time;
Nor patience need recruit and hint propose
On the clock's chore to venture intervene
And hasten your arrival's joy proclaim
No floodgates can love's rapture's flood restrain
When you in treasured nearness grace my dream:
That you will come is all I need to know;
And knowing thus makes waiting pleasure true!!!