This was for a story / poem prompt for the fabulous Community Storyboard “Write about a stranger you see. Either their back-story or what they are thinking in the moment you see them.” I thought I’d make a stab at poetry this morning. I adapted it from an earlier prompt but ‘Alleluia’ it fits in for today as well. I’m having a lazy Saturday, I’m bad…..
I thought I saw you in the corner by the chair,
Were you the one with the fair golden hair?
I thought I saw you as your eyes glanced my way,
Did you see me watching, did you feel me sway?
I thought I saw you as you turned from the crowd,
The beat of my heart was it really that loud?
I thought I saw you as you moved to my side,
Your breath just a whisper you couldn’t quite hide.
I thought I saw you as your hand brushed my skin,
Could you feel the air sizzle, was it going to begin?
I thought I saw you gesture and bid me to follow,
Is this where the fullness replaces the hollow?
I thought I saw you when my eyes closed for sleep,
Are you the belonging I wanted to keep?
I thought I saw you on other nights too,
A stranger in the darkness. I loved you, I knew.