Paul's Corner: Naomi Shihab Nye
Your Face Makes Me Feel Like a Lighthouse
Your face makes me feel like a lighthouse
beaming across waves.
We don't even know one another,
yet each day I am looking for your face.
Walking slowly among tables, I balance my tray,
glancing to the side.
You're not here today.
Are you sick?
Why are you absent?
And why, among all these faces,
is there only one I want to see?
Whatever the reason
Your absence is not excused
-- Naomi Shihab Nye