When you appeared
Like a baby in a china shop
You toddled over to me
I knew, at that moment
You were going to stay awhile
Suddenly, without warning
Without wanting it to
Love flooded me, beautifully
I breathed again.
Brown, orange, maybe even red
Naughty, unruly, soft
They epitomize you
They flirt with my memories of you
Language, hometown, habits, tastes
Where did we find the connection?
It’s invisible, but strong enough.
A laugh. A girl’s name that annoys me.
Your eyes. Your cheekiness.
Airplane tickets divide us
Time not enough, feet too slow
As if you mean them with all your heart
You make promises, so many
They are broken like fragile pots
I still would bet my life that you’ll keep them
Eyes closed, eyes open
Either way, you appear
On my heart, mind and soul
You leave your gentle footprints
Some nights I wait for you, hours and hours
You never come
Some nights I dream with eyes open
Of our happiness
Don’t leave me just yet, there’s more
Don’t give up already, we have a chance
Don’t change your mind, it’s not over
I’m terrified you’ll forget about me
I want to get out before you hurt me again
But your eyes are honest
Your kisses soothing
I give myself another chance with you