God’s Knock Knock Joke

Some kind of a joke,
to allow me to find love
half-way across the country.
His arms? His lips?
Give me a break. On Skype?

For years I waited for someone
until my room grew dark.
Any silk clothes
I shoved to the back
of my closet.

Maybe you’re getting
a kick out of this.
I’m tired of acceptance.
I want to press my skin
against his sweet breath,

not walk in the door
to a blinking message machine.
Did I say how his hair
is the color of spring
on wet pavement,

how his smile lifts me
like the song of a chorus?
I hope you’re enjoying this,
to see me hanging
from one side of the bed.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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