To feel your gaze upon my skin

your love caressing me within

with no tomorrow, only today

I hold on dearly to an instance

when in your eyes I love to stay

across an ocean in our distance.


And love becomes a quiet smile

when gaze upon we stay a while

no words to speak of what we are

a distant dream, a wish, a plea

when we are close and yet so far

and understanding we let it be.


But with your eyes across a screen

you say so much within the gleam

of hope reflected on your face

when love alone does not sustain

a life that you already embrace

while here alone I will remain.


H.O. 4/1/15