Together, Alone

The music slowed,
You pulled me in,
My hand made its way
‘round your neck,
I looked up—
those magic eyes
sparked spontaneity,
and as our lips
got closer
surroundings began to fade.

A boy and a girl
together, alone
in a crowded room,
making the most
of their youth.

—Perth, WA, 8 May 2017