Our eyes met but once,
brief, desultory. Somewhere in
the distance a burning ball of fire
laid claim to a singular planet.
Glaciers rose and fell,
swallowed up by a fathomless
sea. A baby let out its first cry.
Bombinating bees stole nectar
from an unsuspecting flower.
Two lovers danced, laughed,
cried, forgot the taste of
each others names. The tip
of the Great Pyramid fell, crumbled,
melted into the boundless Nile.
All in one infinite epoch,
your lips, aquiver, turned to smile.
Our brief dalliance paused;
You laughed at a joke you didn’t hear
I tucked my hair behind my ear
Somewhere, whilst stars fell to disuse,
a possibility rose to formation.
Our eyes met again (twice).
I wondered, briefly, as laughter
and conversation floated amid,
if I’d ever retell this tale.
(As it turns out, I did.)