It was then that her heart broke.
For within his fiery gaze and virile features
lay the soul of a man,
a man who had seen death and sorrow.
Her heart broke because she could not touch it,
because she could not touch him
to save the boy who hid within.
Embrace him in her arms,
comfort him with the knowledge
that while she may not understand,
she didn’t need that to love him.
She continued to watch his path
with one eye constantly seeing,
while the other remained on her own
One day she knew that the two would converge,
that she might stare into his eyes
to see his truths hidden there.
© Johanna Fugitt 2017