The eyes of strangers touch, leap across crowded spaces, and safe smiles reach the lips, are traded, and fade. The touching of eyes crosses space, marble floors, dirt paths, and place settings with coffee stains and the remnants of sugar packets.
Eyelashes are beautiful things, wet with the tears that never fall from my eyes, or shining to frame your (their) face(s) as we (they) talk earnestly, in a thousand places and combinations.
I will hear my alarm in four hours. In the darkness we fumble for our keys, and I will circle the stone paths in whispers for the first and last time. Dawn prayers.
It all becomes more real, and in one month my world shifts again.
I was holding a brown child in my arms last night (in my dreams). He had soft, curly hair and he was not necessarily my child, but I was caring for him. I carried him through ballrooms, as technical crews set up the rooms and we wandered the back hallways.
We looked at each other, looked in each other’s eyes, and laughed, inches away from each others faces. He grew up, in an instant, and asked why I carried him…he was old enough now. So we walked past the zoo, and he talked to the animals, and we walked down the shore of Lake Michigan.