He watches from afar, enchanted
She with those pale blue eyes,
seeing everything, but saying not.
From first gaze, he has been aflame,
drawn into her spirit, her world
but a dream he feels compelled to chase.
Moments together, spark inner struggle
yearning to say, so desperate to share,
but holding back, so as not to fail.
For pieces of her world, mere time
just spent in her light, can sustain
all that he knows to be life and love.
Still aching from afar, enchanted
willing those pale blue eyes to see,
him, as he sees her, feels her.
Every breath feeding the flame
his heart keeping time, while waiting
with lips to caress that which he dreams.
~ Robert A. Gawel