We Knew Immediately…
We knew immediately. A wide-eyed look... I searched your eyes and knew what was in mine: An invitation we must both decline— But as you sipped your wine your fingers shook, And mine shook, too. Vesuvius erupts! I gabbled as I fought the urge to tear The silk from off your back and do it there, While fainting matrons gloated in their cups. But we are neither young, nor cruel, and so— The moment passed, or rather, we forsook What in our youth would not have seemed so mad As it seems now; world’s shame we never took The rightful path of easing such a blow: And if we had — might that have been so bad?
Poem Published in the following books: Homeless In My Heart