The Gasp

Your blue eyes, like a dream
Pale, warm, and gentle
So easy to reach into
And touch your soul…

Unaware of my stare
My green eyes never blinked
Unconscious of my intensity
I reached through the blue…

Dimly I know you draw back
Your words fumble mid-air
So surprised I reached you
Blue eyes widen – then gasp.

Jamie Morris
November 2, 1992