For reasons I can’t explain
I find my gaze pulled in the direction of you
I can’t think of a single intelligent thing to say
When you turn and smile at me
And wait for me to behave like a normal human and respond
But I can’t.
I’m lost in the wonder of your presence
Wondering what I find myself in
Wondering what my self is
Wondering why I’m light-headed
And remembering just in time,
Something I never had to learn
…how to breathe.
What an idiot I am!
I tell myself and give myself a little shake,
Resolving not to look at you more than I look at others
But exactly 47 seconds later, I find my gaze shifting
Just like that needle on my table did last week
Ah, so that’s what they mean by ‘magnetic personality’
Feeling momentarily brilliant and then stupid
For realising belatedly something every wordsmith should know.
I’m hot and bothered
And flustered and nervous
All words that flood my mind after you’ve passed from my sight
Reproaching me for forgetting them
And I protest, “I couldn’t remember a thing!”
While the words mock back, “We’re part of you, stupid!”
And all I have to say is,
I forgot who I was for a minute.
You’re that beautiful.