I Should Have Said

By Gerry Grubbs

PROMPT — If only ...

I should have said

How lovely you were

Last night I should have

Said I knew the stars

Were out because

I could see you shining

That green dress

Against your olive skin

like topaz and emeralds

On the same gold chain

I should have said

I think your ruby heart

Wants to say something


For NP

To me

but I can't hear it yet

I should have said

Little heart I am here

I should have said

Little heart

I'll keep listening

Gerry Grubbs is an attorney who practices law in Cincinnati Ohio. He has several books published by Dos Madres Press, the latest is Chrysanthemum Moon.