I didn’t know it was you that I was looking for
Till I found you, holding open the door
For the woman you loved. Oh, how gallant!
I wait to catch your eyes, but you wouldn’t relent,
Too busy as you were, lost in her.
In another time, we could have been lovers;
Almost. I re-arrange the single plate in front of me,
And resume eating my solo meal, regretfully.