I wanted to know

the effervescent smile

that glowed,


in thin raven waves


small eyes that spoke tomes

to another

standing before me.


I did not know

him, to whom she spoke,

with words

and interested emotion,

glad to see though

he was not.


I wanted a name

to complete the face

that observed my watching

and mused for a moment

before looking away,

to continue a verbal exchange

with the other.


I needed

to understand why,

in her leave,

did my spirit freeze

and hold my eyes locked

when I suddenly

felt a wrench

of opportunity lost.

Inner voices screamed


as I watched her go

and roughly considered

my own destiny.


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