Catching Love

swimming in your eyes;

never before have I wanted

to graze lips,

open up

share my insides

dance madly


before someone.


Instead we sat

intelligently prattling on;

words that floated into nothingness.


Then as quickly as it had all began

you hurled water

over the flames of desire that had burnt for you.



© Cleopatra Chipo Kuuya 2005