Alessandra Leaving

by Gary Percesepe

Suddenly the night has grown colder

Alessandra says she cannot stay

Turning in the dark to kiss her

Alessandra waves her doubt away.


As one prepared so long for this occasion

In full control of ruins time bestows

Do not make a coward's explanation

Do not stoop to anything so low.


It's not a dream, some sorrow that you'll master

A war of minutes, her reticence like frost

Say goodbye to Alessandra's leaving

Then say goodbye to Alessandra lost.