Like two steps to torrid tempos,
Your eyes are tempting, tantalizing,
Enchanting tastes of telltale touches,
Taking turns at a shy traveler's heart.
Languishing in subtle pantomime,
Of luxurious excess,
Paying truth to a sublime paradigm,
Beautified by a manner expressed,
By the way your presence lingers,
In the spaces small between,
Each smile should I find,
Just one a smile for me.
This is my favorite poem. It was given to me by a transient young man sitting outside of a Walgreens, who traded it for a smile.