Do you remember when our eyes would speak,
In sacred silence, in silent sighs,
And how all anguish would turn soft and meek
In our eyes?
Do you remember how we could embrace,
Only by looking at each other’s face,
And how our onlyness would leave no trace
And no surprise?
So strangely sobering your eyes seem scared
To shed the petals of the flowers they shared
And wean my wondering soul, still unprepared
To wander so;
Say, is it I who ‘ye simply ceased to guess?
Or did you deem your deepest, dire distress
Too cold and too confusing to confess,
A shame to show?