I knew as soon as I saw
the glorious morning sun
rear its beautiful face
from behind the trees
that I would not see you
Not today
The exchange was natural
and I accepted it
Not gladly
I feel the laws of the universe
And how much one soul
can handle
in one day
how much light
one pair of eyes can absorb
and it sufficed
for today
After all
it is what I had wished
long before you appeared
The next time we meet
it will be grey and raining
my eyes will need you
and surely you will be there.