Love Unknown

Art by Sophie Bear

That second, those moments of peace,

In vivid memories I return.

Yet no matter how lively my life is now,

It’s in my memories that my passions burn.


Tenderness spills over the edge

at the faintest thought,

and my creativity is drained away…

in the trappings of love, I’m caught.


Perhaps that was love in that moment,

Or maybe a fleeting peace.

It replenished me but left me empty,

My longing will not cease.


Whenever that scene I revisit,

My feelings unlatch their hold,

By that seaside, beneath that tree…

my unrequited love did once unfold.