I’ll never forget the look in her eyes
Like that of a child
Or four toothed grandmother
Pupils full of light
Slowly illuminating hazel irises
Each retina firing
Aimed at my soul
The gaze caused my heart to tap dance
Puppeting around as strings of my fate
Found their way into your hands,
Hoping to become a real boy,
who is capable of love.
It was the slight curve of eyelids,
Covering just enough of your window
For me to sneak a peek
At the you
That I’ve wanted to see.
A slight double take
Eyes to lips
Lips to eyes
Shifting rapidly like revolving sirens
These optical illusions have become my reality
Forced to occupy a space of smoke and mirrors
With no hope of escaping your eternal void
But I don’t want to leave.
Let me be the dream dust that forms in the corner
and on long nights I will whisper to your eyes
Disguise my feelings as fleeting sheep
Bouncing from cloud to cotton pillow
And when you finally close them
Allow my kiss to be the last image they see
So there will be no questions,
That you alone will know,
When you awake in my weary eyes.
I would give you the world
But hands are heavy,
There is a universe of love
Waiting to be discovered
By the one who is willing
To be part of your constellation
Shining in the twilight of your gaze.