The Lover I'll Never Know

Exchanged glances of unspoken desire.

An exquisite and secret knowing

there is something...

More than what meets our eyes

or stops our hearts

or makes us wonder...

What if? 

For a single moment, maybe two   

we pause to consider possibilities. 

We see beyond images cast, 

facades we hold onto so dear.

Where do gazes go that lead no where?  

Reminders of long-forgotten dreams

unfulfilled yearnings and secret fantasies.

I am a happily married woman.

Forever they will remain  

sweet mysteries.