To the moments that change us. Those irreversible seconds, milliseconds, and angel-blinks, that unpend and rearrange the perspective of our lives. May you get upended occasionally.
It took just one
One pitiful moment
For my heart to fall
In the sanguine, irretrievable way
Blood loss, heavy weight of love gain
And my skin ached
For even the slightest brush
Touch of finger pad,
The heat of your chest against my back
The press of thigh and breath
Drifting warm over my throat.
Even if it hurt.
And my world was
It was the tenor of your eyes
And the color of your voice
And the expectation and the push
And the never living up to it all
But reaching for your stars just the same.
Was one moment
Too long for this heart to sustain
Too long for this soul to survive
You were a flash cannon going off
On the precipice of my too-late blink
Such a brilliant scorch,
even before the pain could hit
And what a lovely light remained
burned into the back of my eyes
One moment and still
were the last thing
I ever wanted to see.