Submitted to Big Tent Poetry: http://bigtentpoetry.org/ With thanks to Mallery for the first line/prompt.
I didn’t notice the color of your jacket
or your eyes.
Battered by rain and wind
we walked side-by-side.
Neon lights reflected on wet asphalt
blinked their messages in blurred colors.
Nor did I notice where you took me
or that we had to wait for hours.
Your words hung, suspended in air
like notes of a symphonic chorus,
at times harmonic chords,
reverberated, crashing down around me.
I didn’t notice that the rain had stopped,
leaving in the air a fragrant breath
of moon-fresh night.
Nor did I grasp the fact that when you left
the cold closed in, enveloped me like a shroud.
The only thing I hold in memory:
kisses. The taste you left upon my lips,
I am away till Tuesday–will visit other submissions when I get home.