Tap Tap - Shhh!




by Tom Hooten


She stole his heart did Molly Holloway.
Up moonstruck tree, he taps her window this eve.
They dare not be caught at this child’s play.

Finger on her lips, Shhh!, but Please stay.
In her lacy gown of eager make-believe.
She stole his heart did Molly Holloway.

No kiss as yet, only tingling fingers fay.
He hears his heart pleading Don’t leave.
They dare not be caught at this child’s play.

Does she love him? Sweet Molly may.
Risk beckoning him in and her father deceive?
They dare not be caught at this child’s play.

Could a guileless glance his affection convey.
How may the yearnings of two dreams weave?
She stole his heart did Molly Holloway.

They know not what young lovers should say.
Their vague shared longings so naïve.
She stole his heart did Molly Holloway.
They dare not be caught at this child’s play.

TOM HOOTEN received his Master’s Degree in Physiological Psychology from Auburn University, was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force (retired), and had a second career as a Human Resources Director. He has published two scientific research papers (co-authored), a science fiction novel, Hollytime, an essay, "The Physics of Fidget Energy," and several poems. He is in sunny Florida working on Alicetime, the sequel to Hollytime.

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