They caught me off guard on a normal weekday afternoon,
They matched your smile when I first saw it come through,
They danced and sparkled when you laughed at my expense;
They encouraged me to get lost in them if I had the sense.
They made my gaze linger just a second more;
Then I noticed something I hadn't before:
Your eyes match your face in one respect -
They're shy and unsure.
But a sparkle of something unforeseen
Glittered into my mind in that half an instant, and no more.
I saw a timidity, but a courage, even more
That challenged every doubt at your small frame
And every jab at your unassuming name.
Endless blue where I see bits of you
Pieces at a time,
You invited me to get lost at sea
But does the future hold shipwreck for me?
Will this blue remain for time
Or pass by while rivers rage in mine?