A brief moment

Somehow in the midst of life
I missed that crucial moment
…of souls touching as meant…

 You briefly stroked the side
of the core of my soul
Only to leave behind
…the bittersweet taste of longing…

Recognized by my heart
before my troubled mind
could register the event
…it was over before it began…

Please cross my path again
and this time I’ll be ready
to embrace your lonely soul
never to let go

How come my foolish heart
let reason win from love
giving up before the battle

I never gave you a fighting chance
my mind forged a chain
locking my heart
…behind the walls of


© Clautje West 2001