her auburn hair was like velvet,
it looked as soft as her rosy cheeks
her pale blue eyes were beacons of light in a dark sky
they shone like stars that night.
and all i wanted was to feel her full red lips on mine.
her love was like the smoke of my cigarette
it curled through the air.
i wanted to breathe it in
to fill my lungs and body with it
i wanted to catch it in the palms of my hands
as if it were a sip of water from a stream
but like the smoke of my cigarette,
i could never quite grasp her love.
my fingers slipped through it
i struggled to clasp something as i fell for her
but there was nothing for me to grasp
before i hit the dark pavement at her feet.
she didn't see me on the ground as she kissed her cigarette
and blew the smoke into a halo around her head.
she looked like an angel
but in a different light this time