From the instant that I looked into your eyes
I felt a sense of completion
.. the culmination of all my hopes and dreams
A surreal moment that can never be captured
not in words
not in a photograph
.. just barely in a memory
In that moment, my thoughts and dreams – my fantasies, spoke only your language
.. the dialects of a thousand tongues converged into one
I wanted to fall to my knees before you
And immerse myself into your being in complete surrender
I wanted to melt with you.. and in you
..and become, with you, all that you would be..
.. all that you could become.
Yet I had to keep my distance
and I had to keep my silence
But how can one experience such beauty of existence..
and not be able to touch it?
How can a being experience such joy.. such release..
and not be permitted to become one with it?
I was being asked not to breathe
.. when it is air that sustains me
Asked not to drink
.. when my thirst begs for quenching
Like a drifter lost at sea
.. marking the passage of time by the rings within my heart
In disappointed agony, I gazed again into the depth of your eyes as
they reflected the moon..
And in that instant of time
I received clarity in my contemplation..
.. in your eyes I saw immortality.
The night enveloped us into its comforting solace
A dark and velvety, soothing embrace
Everything and everyone around us became a distant murmur..
.. a vague silhouette.
As the minutes passed unnoticed..
..turning into hours.
They could have turned into days..
.. time had no meaning.
All I saw was you.