Teased

By John Aldred

Those lovely soft eyes
Twinkling
As they tease, knowing my sighs
Anticipate
A moment once nearly reached.

Those lovely dark eyes
Fluttering
With the roguish charm I would be wise
To ignore
But this gasping fish was long beached.

Those lovely soft eyes
Teasing
Like the glow of distant fireflies
And yet
Always ensure I was not outreached.

Copyright 1999 John Aldred