Dreams Twist Away

I saw you today.
Walking the other way
across the street
nearly raised my hand
to call out for you to stop..
Let it fall
for it had been so long
too long
that bridge burned
while I danced in the shoals
maniacal grin
slid into place.
Easier to pretend
know you not
see you not
claim you not
better this way
east
west
sunrise
sunset
neither met.
Tears gathered
clinging to lashes
unwilling
unable
determined to fall.
Far enough you were
I turned to glimpse
once more
the man grown
from the boy I knew
who with sweet kisses
promised me eternity..
©Dec. 13/21
Picture is my Own
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