Starstruck.      This pastel display

you’ve painted.    The sky.    Your eyelids.

Your scarves and skirts.      You only

penciled me in.    Once.      I had to

run into you,      a splash of water

in your landscape.      A speck in your space.

Your carved-right-out-of-citrine face.

Cracks a smile.      Cracks my andesine heart.

Dumbstruck.      My greeting is an ash grey

storm cloud swirling around you.      You

shake me off as soot, then fade away.

© Jennifer Patino (2017)

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  1. I love it! 🙂 ❤ And I'm so smitten by these lines:

    " …Your carved-right-out-of-citrine face.

    Cracks a smile. Cracks my andesine heart…." 🙂

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