Then, Again, When
Your smile seduced a second look
better reserved for the next crash scene.
The look in my eyes invited conversation
that connected our storms with the serene.
Our conversation skirted the margins of comfort
as hands touched forearms, drawing towards center.
Easy comfort leant us towards assumption;
discorded motives bade us to enter.
Obtuse assumption flies into misunderstanding;
you braced for pleasure, I thrusted for connection.
Ripened misunderstanding decouples you
and me from us; introspection from fixation.
As you are still not who I thought you were,
and I am no longer who you thought I was,
we were bound forever, merged at when
we were whatever we needed again.