Perfection strikes when least expected.
He knows this is the to-the-nanosecondinstant he falls, but can’t be sure if it is because:
1 The angle her head is inclined
as she looks up from the desk.
2 The way she undrapes her tumbling
curtain of hair in one unthinking, fluid sweep.
3 The opalescence of her baby blues
or the fact that for now, all she’s looking at, is him.
4 The baby pink tinge catching fire in her cheeks
illuminating her face like a Russian icon.
5 The intake of breath he imagines sounds exactly
like an angel’s wing folding.
6 The fact he’ll never tell her becausesharing will spoilt it.