I saw a smile beneath the light
Too dark to know a face or name
A whispered word to say goodnight
My thoughts in flame.
Is there a heart behind those lips
As they awoke my sensual dreams
In another passing of ships
No more it seems.
But who invades my waking thought
And smiles again as I walk by
I cannot stop in case I’m caught
Instead I sigh.
But should I stop and say hello
I wonder this but just don’t know.
© JG Farmer 2014
Form: Sapphic Ode Sonnet
Artwork: Flame Fractals by Scott Draves