Instantly Brief

But for a moment,
instantly brief,
I held you in my heart.
My hands, searching.
Endlessly for yours.
A droplet, rain.
Downpour of emotion.
Where were you?
Where have you been?
I've searched.
Upon highest peaks.
In lowest despair.
I love you, now,
Until the wave of death,
consumes my soul.
But for a moment,
instantly brief.

Original verse by V. Vicari 2016.