one casual finger
from the rooftop restaurant we looked at the world below
laughed and joked at the long hard road that brought us to this place
you should not have touched me then. a trickle then a steady flow
of love and hope fired my blood and filled an empty space
one casual finger soft against my cheek
more than enough to send my heart after wild geese
one casual finger caressed my cheek
more than enough to cloak my heart deep in a lovelorn mist
you must have known you'd crossed a line. I told myself 'let this go'
but a lovesick stubborn capricorn refutes the obvious
I started as your confidante. finished with myself exposed
so I'll hunker down, wait out the storm, and keep my fingers crossed
one casual finger........
© Stewart Hanratty