I watched as she passed.
Her image blazing into the back of my mind
Quickly I looked away, too late, she was burned there.
And so I became distracted.
Her image holding fast at the front of my thoughts.
Slowly I closed my eyes, too soon, I can't lose control.
I watched as she danced.
Her confidence pulling all of my attention
Quietly I slipped away, too slow, returning her smile.
I dreamt as I left.
Her illusion encaptured in all of that vision
Regretful I fled her side, too scared, to embrace her potential