Unaware

(…a facet of his character
a piece of his perfection
had fallen by the roadside
lost upon a sad reflection…)

***

I had strayed across his path
into the slipstream of his wake
and as he passed me by
he left a token for my sake

I thought at first it was the rain
but not a cloud hung in the sky
then it dawned on me this droplet
might have fallen from his eye

so I looked behind to see
what must have been a trail of tears
when like a tender judas kiss
the breeze betrayed him to my ears

I heard this weeping broken man
I felt his sad soliloquy
it spoke a tale unto my soul
awoke the deepest part of me

for my heart just like a stallion
kicking wildly in my chest
lay uncaptured and unbroken
aching for another quest

and I wanted to catch up with him
to walk within his stride
to embrace him and release him
be his confidant, his guide

instead I whispered a farewell
dreamed his troubles set alight
prayed his heavy heart be lifted
as he faded from my sight

***

(…and as he walked along
his sadness seemed to wash away
unaware he´d met a soulmate
on the road that very day…)