Drops A Knee

He drops a knee
And cops a plea
Praying don’t you scoff at me
Please agree
To the possibility
Of you and me
Starting a family tree
I’ve dumped a knee
Please jump with glee
He bites his tongue
What has he done
She hesitates
His anxiety escalates
He scans her face
For a trace
Of what awaits
He wants a warm embrace
Not left a bitter taste
Did he act with haste
Her mouth goes wide
He’s doubts inside
As a tear comes to her eye
Eternity goes by
She lets out a sigh
Then begins to cry
His heart thumps in his chest
As she simply mouths yes.

© Daniel Breslin