man outside table
There he sat,
At the table,
Thoughts on her,
In the kitchen.

There he stood,
Outside the door,
Afraid to knock,
He looked in the window.

The man at the table,
The man outside,
The love inside,
The loss outside.

At the table he stayed,
Away from the window he walked,
Inside, life went on,
Outside, life stopped.

The belief in deep,
Misplaced faith in the world,
Funny thing is,
He thought it really would work out…

Wrong, yet again.