My confounded muse can hardly explain,
How each mere sight will unleash those lines
That swim from the depths of my soul.
Rhymes that were absent for weeks shuttle back
And swing into new shapes and cling to her curls
With music that chimes with her smile.
So I conspire with time and implore with wind
To extend her stay in my sight; as seconds
Move on minutes and minutes to new hours
That whiplash my soul into shapes that are wrought
By agonies of unfulfilled hope.
Knowing none of this, she smiles and then leaves
Trailing my heart in her heels.