Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Brigadoon, n. 1. A mysterious Scottish village
which appears for only one day every hundred
years. 2. A Lerner & Loewe musical. 3. Anything
eternal and timeless.

You lay your head down heavy on my shoulder.
   I reach around to softly stroke your hair.
I stare at you with lidded eyes that smolder.
   You smile at me like God smiles at a prayer.
We hold that look like children hold hands walking,
   Happy to be together and alive.
No promises, no questions, and no talking:
   Just eyes, deep eyes, into which we both dive.
Tomorrow may be wonderful or tragic.
   Tonight may disappoint or never end.
But this—this moment now—this is just magic—
   A treasure we can share but never spend—
      A brief and timeless breath of harmony
      That sings us in its heart, and sets us free.

Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells


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