Antique Lamp

Old lamp and shade

early fifties

contemporary then

late bloomer now.

You have stared at me

throughout this love

saying nothing

but showing age

upon my bedside crate.

You look at me

with dusty base, frayed chord

I wonder if romance

has ever passed your way,

some french provincial doll

with bows and frills,

with an eye for the quiet

old fashioned type like you.