Poetry by Jeff Green


Lost Opportunity

by cricketjeff on January 3, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I barely heard the words that left her lips
But read the lines she wrote behind her eyes.
Already I could taste the sweet ellipse
That would transmit her gentle loving sighs.

We danced alone all round that crowded room
And every step we learned a little more.
I’ll never lose the scent of her perfume
Whatever tricks tomorrow has in store.

But parties end as time pursues his ends,
A piece of me was lost into the night;
A final kiss before she joined her friends
And I still taste that moment of delight.

I’m not a handsome Prince, what can I do?
My Cinderella didn’t leave her shoe.