imperfectly concealed

photo-1446071103084-c257b5f70672hours, days, go by
and with me they remain:
angelic face, dulcet tones,
the charming curves
of their smile,
the sparkle in their eyes

this knowing gaze
reminds me
with pleasure
and with pain

this sweet grin
that applies a question
to it all; how
could they know?

the longing must
exude,
it must be crystal;
imperfectly concealed

By Jennifer Fifield
Image by Unsplash