CaughtA Poem by Tinasha LaRayé
Caught in love
you caught me gazing
and I caught you catching me.
both caught in a conscious moment
and you were all I was thinking of.
clipped in a sonnet
we rhythmically flowed
like meters rhyming every other couplet,
chins turning every other moment
to encourage curious eyes to search for a matching desire.
holding air and exhaling every other smile,
caught on the inhale
and I forgot I had breath.
heart pounding as if found like a thief
stealing a glance of your essence
you turn and freely place in my pupil.
your searching fixed on my wonder;
abandoning mother’s lessons of the forbidden stare
and wanting to be nowhere
but in this state of stupor.
and I replied.
my iambic heartbeat
writing a future.
my mind praying you do not hear my telltale thumping,
and latching hold to my tremble.
and that was yesterday
and months later
I cup hand to phone
to silence the ever-present telltale rhythm.
caught in our story
eclipsed only by our yawn
and you are there
and I am caught again.
escaping is far from my mind.
© 2012 Tinasha LaRayé
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