I Saw You in Her Eyes

I was brave to run feeling the fireworks on my back

Photo by Eleanor on Unsplash

I saw you in her eyes,
the same eyes that held me
hostage for decades.
She noticed I was looking
and turned as the smile
leaped into those sea-wide eyes
the same way you smile;
if I did not know
you were in another continent,
I would've believed
you snuck back in to surprise me —
my phone call was a double-check
to confirm you are still alive
out there and that the…

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