Her Hypnotic Gaze

Dedicated memories shelved in innocent eyes, I look to the sky for forgiveness once again. This night, this life, I take my chances in the sky. Resolute angst paved in sunflower smiles, your hypnotic words pierce superficial skin and negotiate a truce with my broken heart. Your delicate footsteps leave no trace, but I follow transfixed under your perfect spell. Stumbling sentences, tripping over misplaced words, you take me walking to where you played when you were young, to a place where we can dream… Never stop dreaming of tomorrow, never disbelieve. the doorway had never felt so lonely as I watched you walk away.

(July 2004)

River Hunt