Running Water

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.

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