A Simple Moment

Once in the dim
Of an evening train,
a certainty,
the blue sky of your eyes
looking up at me.

Something quiet,
some slow unwinding,
all the knotted fractions
of lives undone.
A simple moment,
a past and possible moment,
only the now of those eyes
in all the trains of forever.

We had other moments
as rich and pleasant,
discrete cloistered kisses
in the empty station
of fevered goodnights,
or wandering, hands held,
on sunset bridges,
conversations as careless
as the lapping waters beneath

but your eyes that evening
traveled many more miles within me
than the miles I have traveled without.

I should like to hold you
in an unhurried drift of dreams
and feel you slowly breathe
against me
I should not rush
to scatter curtains for the Sun.
and be content
in the shade and shadows of dawn
with the sky,
blue, leaping
from the saucer of your eyes.

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  • uncleblack
    uncleblackover 3 years ago

    ’ i should like to hold you’..there is such longing in that….this is a really lovely piece.

  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsover 3 years ago

    Simple moments… gone but not forgotten.

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