Walk Me to the Door

by Kathleen Szoke

                                            Walk me to the door
                                            and stand with me a moment;
                                            we will pause
                                            and talk of incidental things
                                            warm light streaming past us
                                            into the dark.

                                            Lingering on the step
                                            we will hold between us
                                            this connected hour
                                            and our reluctance
                                            to part.

                                           I will turn away into the night
                                           and you will close the door.


                                           Walk Me to the Door was first published in Main Street, 
                                           Volume Five, 2002.