Waiting Up

He moves with a graceful
Tread. So patient, so
Patient – almost plodding.

Up the stairs,
Up the stairs in
The quiet dead,
Of night. While

Pensive in bright lantern light,
Lincoln, waiting up, turns
His head.

One thought on “Waiting Up

  1. rum blue July 23, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Your repetition is so effective, turning “patient” (adjective) into “patient” (noun), for example. You are very Edgar Allan Poe.

    “waiting up”
    “turns his head”

    VERY clever.

    Like

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