Writing

Preternatural

Do you know what it is to love a thing?
When you’ve have never loved before?
The touch of it beneath your fingertips.
The taste of it on your tongue.
The feeling of living and dying at the same time.


Locking eyes with you from across that crowded space,
Time melted away.
The people in between us just disappeared.
I saw no one else but you.
You and those eyes.
I wanted to look away.
There was something so preternatural about them.
I felt like prey bring stalked by a hungry creature.


When you appeared next to me, my heart raced.
My blood roared in my veins.
I felt… alive.
You asked me for my name and my mind went blank.
I forgot who I was,
I forgot where I had been.
I knew nothing.


You smiled a gentle smile
But your eyes were said so much more.
They were calculating,
They were dangerous,
They were feral.
At once I felt both safe and in peril.


You’d bewitched me.
Placed me under some spell.
My hands no longer my own,
Found their way to your cold cheek.
Your eyelids closed at the touch.
You breathed me in and that was it.
Something in you changed.
Something in me changed as well.


That night we would spend,
would be the first of many.
Nothing standing in our way.
I knew then what I know now, that we are one, a bond unbreakable.
I am yours and you are mine.
And it all started with a look.

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