Just for a Moment.
Just for a moment, I thought I saw your face
There by the stall in the old market place
My heart surged and skipped a beat
Then you vanished into the crowded street
Were you really there or was it just an illusion
Or had you escaped in all my confusion
Melting in the crowd and disappearing out of sight
Like the way you left me, in the darkness of the night
Yet I thought I caught your fragrance in the air
And for a few moments I could only stand and stare
As you appeared so magically
Like an angel, walking towards me
As radiant as ever, your eyes like sparkling wine
Hand in hand with a stranger, the way you once held mine
And that smile you once had for me, reflected in his eyes
Another poor besotted fool, betrayed by your perfect lies.
- Denis Murphy 20 February 2020.