She felt animated – her heart brimming with emotions,
as if it were about to explode.
The liquid joy coursing through her veins
made her feel like she could take on the world.
She wanted to endure that sweet pain of uncertainty
a little longer – not yet daring to hope for more.
Irresistible discomfort, unsettling companion.
Their cramped entrails were unleashing
jumbled pieces of peace flags on their shores,
showing them the way, but not quite giving it away.
Being around him had brought about
a new sort of havoc to her life.
Being around her made him feel refreshed, challenged,
as if his perspectives had been dormant before.
Suddenly it all made sense.
Together hand in hand, they were figuring it out, bright awake,
sitting in the sun of a terrace, gleefully smiling.
They were assembling a nub of scrambled segments,
irresistibly shaping their third entity with puzzled faces,
not quite ready to believe their bond was really happening.
Giving it their all, slowly but surely,
they were building their new reality,
cores ablaze with the tender flames of newfound purpose.
They were bursting with incandescent joy,
anticipation savoured in the moment.
Featured image: Sparks, captured by an iPhone 5S, HDR settings.