The tinkle of laughter that ever flows, lightly over my heart
paused a moment in contemplation, losing it’s momentum
and for the first time in forever..it stilled.
I was caught helplessly motionless by the sound of your voice
and your head, though turned away
paused..as if feeling my regard.
and then..while I struggled to hide my captured gaze
you turned, neatly, and looked behind you
right into my eyes.
I knew a blush then, and quickly
averted my gaze, down and away.
and I knew in that moment
the restarting of my heart
for quite certainly it was racing, like a gazelle
my mind a turbulent place of reflection and desire
I sought with frightened tremor to hide
that which the simple sound
of your voice had caused in me
like a pain that one knows
in seeing it on the face of another
was never meant for their gaze.