longing despite ignorance


your eyes are filled with longing

to escape your past

and maybe your future too


i thought i'd found love when

we first locked eyes

my heart filled with promise  and

desire thinking

we'd drop our old lives and

run away

to begin anew together


how foolish and naiive of me

to assume you'd love me and

no one else


i used to melt beneath

your imagined touch

breath stolen from my lungs as i

savor every moment as if they were our last


i fell into a pit headfirst to chase you

waiting patiently as ever for

your kiss

my heart crushing like dried petals


it never came.


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