Hint Of Yearning

Their love wasn’t easy,

It could only be made

On the borrowed time

They had so little of.

And moments together

Were brief and refreshing,

Leaving a hint of yearning

In their eventual separation.

Intimacies seem to hover

Behind the trance of smiles,

That came with the thought

Of embracing each other again.

Such embraces aren’t typical,

Since thy tend to involve

Leaning in, and pressing up

Against the odds together.

Still, in the passages

At their secret meetings,

Their exchanges were fluid,

And sensual, and real.

Though it was very hard

To enjoy so immensely

Each other as they did,

But never often enough.

Had it been more often

Or even less secret,

Their love might not have

Been this passionate.
Ria 2016

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