Interlace

We step into each other, but,
you're surrounded by a crowd
of people who love you and people
who don't even know your name---like
I don't know your name, but I recognize,

the feeling of a building storm;
this falling air so heavy
your eyes crack the city.

I can't move if you ask me to,
I'm struck--
by all the near misses
between us--now stopped.

And if all we have are moments
interlace your moment with mine,
if seeing is believing do you believe in
love at first sight?

Your eyes crack the city
a wildness of needing begins,
within the crumbling of facades
you I recognize--

and if needing is believing do you believe in
love at first sight?

Interlace your moment with mine.