Lighten Up

Your stare locked me in, stamped an imprint,

Right where there was dark and now you blink;

Flick the light, or, could it ignite?

I’m following the contours of your eyes as they bow,

mimicking your smile,

There it is, a pearl of redemption squeezed out of the corner

and into dust.

I never thought to see love past lust, but there, as a beacon,

Vibrant, electric, reconnected, back on the grid.

Keep the passion turned on, life can fuse-out as fragile as a candle on the altar.

And you, worthy of so much more than a late-life flicker.

It’s on ice, nice, live twice.