an awakening of the senses
flash-fire quick sparked as
emotional antennae rise high.
Heart flutters rapidly as her interest
is drawn by this unexpected
silently into her
A confident hand reaches out;
a hesitant exchange, then another,
and another ...
Cautious as a doe in a new-found glen,
she steps forward wondering,
Is this a warm heart?
Or will she be shot down
by a direct hit?
Sun-bronzed silk dances
wildly in tune with a faint
Impatiently prancing, unable to remain still,
she lifts green-eyed curiosity
up to the sky,
lies over the hill?
she chasses to her destination,
anxious, eager, hesitating when he sees her
weighted under her burden of loss,
do I take them
Or is it time to let go?
Bitter, bittersweet memories
fall down to the ground around her--
Letting them go regretfully as she would
a handful of petals to be laid upon a casket,
she turns away.
Tears staining a face
lined with grief, she asks herself,
do I go from here?