I woke in angst, the clock struck half
Saw her leave the room with wearisome strides.
I heeded the click of the door as it shut behind.
Heard her open the door outside
And her footsteps wade down the verandah.
She moved down to the bench and sat by the pond.
The dog scampered to her and lay by her feet.
The moon up above closed her eyes behind the cloud
Lest she sees the anguish of the poor soul below!
The dog looked in askance Tell me why this angst?
For aint I by your side?