when I first saw you — a tiny poem, April day 9

when I first saw you

there was this vortex

I can’t even explain it now, no words for that, that spinning

reel

real?

All week I watched as you moved

I waited for anything of you

some clue like how you talked invented coffee, spilling cola accidentally

& I was looking at that shirt, old flannel and I was thinking how am I ever going to say what I’ve written

to somebody like you?

later there was this whole sort of nebula

a whole week went by when golden stars seemed to fall from the sky and scatter

golddust themselves

suddenly they were gold and I knew it was you

across an entire universe of things

~

at the beach when the clouds moved after rain

or the sea rose up suddenly and dropped

that glimmersheen

ten thousand aftershocks

one face

at the helm of things

~

“when I first saw you” — copyright 2011 — Valentine Bonnaire — all rights reserved

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