You turn the corner

And disappear like a mistake

Written in pencil.

Heather eyes glide past me

While you skim the crowd.

You don't see, only feel

While you're standing so tall

Like a ladder extended

Past dirty windows.

I'm you're unseen prey

Destined for you to devour.

If I could hear your laugh

Even if through concrete walls

I know my face would light

Like a cat's yawn.

You'd be an angel

If time hadn't amputated

Wings that never spread.

You're an anonymous valentine

So much better than the truth.

You're my only wish in a well

Of tarnished pennies.

There is a false halo that glows

In this bronzed water.