That time. It’s come ‘round again; Reared its self to meet me. Staring me down like a gazelle. What I wouldn’t give for one more cup of tea, One more glance to the left or right depending. One more sinister smirk at another's expense to be wafted forward With some sad regress or another in response. Not now, Not when it was getting all intense and fearless. Don’t cut me off, Give me another ounce of this. Whatever this is. I won’t ask questions, I won’t move. I’ll partake in silence. Just give it to me for an evening more. But there it is in front of me, Bearing down on me, Leaning into me, Expectant.