It’s not enough… How could it be?
You gave me a taste, a drop of vanilla
Splashed across my lips.
I wanted more but you turned the bottle
Upside down and shook your head
Then walked away from that look in my eyes.
Like a swimmer who suddenly finds herself
Far out to sea
I struck for shore, a flutter in my chest.
No lifeguard to rescue me, no stranger
On the beach to wink and say it will be ok
Just my heart and the memory of that taste.
I am calmed now, remembering that day
I didn’t make it, you know…
But my God! That water held me closer than I deserved.
(Thanks to OSI for the writing prompt, “Calmed”)