The moment

The moment
Howard Gaukrodger, 01.04.14

Never have I seen such eyes, blue as naked sapphire,
deep as the virgin pools of hallowed forests.

Her bewitching smile disarmed frustration,
pacifying my tortured mind.

Into the mist of the morning she vanished,
my heart now empty like a lake with no water.

As footprints receded and proved her existence,
I stared into nothing, with everything before me.

The opportunity was gone, though hope still abounded;
this lightning illuminated my life but once.