Perhaps, he could not listen now –
His day at work has been so long.
Perhaps, he did not listen now –
He’s said he’s bored with me before.
Perhaps, he heard, but couldn’t reply –
He’s never been too good with words.
Perhaps, he heard, and didn’t reply –
He’s never bothered earlier.
Perhaps, he hates me privately –
His Love-Yous vanished months ago.
Perhaps, he hates me publicly –
His friends no longer drop by here.
Perhaps, it wasn’t him, but me –
I could have said it better, yes.
Perhaps, it’s not that big a deal –
It’s just a silly Ph.D.