Briefest Moments

Sunset in Mount Waverley, Melbourne – 09/12/2018

it's the eyes
those globes of gelatin

vortices of iridescence
as they dance with one another
back and forth

neither interested but both willing
each cat and mouse
in their internal chase

perhaps it's your look of desire
the warmth of their touch
maybe vice versa
though neither
can overpower

that fatal inertia

it doesn't matter if one or t'other
is already engaged

those thieving glances belie the want:
to be caressed

either way
real want is 


This piece was written around July 2018. Lot’s Wife accepted it as a online piece for their website.