I thought I had you in the palm of my hand
Captivated by my scintillating charm
Wrapped tightly on the wrist of my arm
Until I woke up to the sound of the alarm
Where did you go when I was asleep?
Lately you have taken to the tracks
Racing wildly like hunting wolves in packs
Slipping through the fissures and the cracks
Moving in the shadows, conspiring with the sun
Contracting my nights, stretching through my days
Fooling me, blinding my sight in contrived ways
Confusing my colors with luminescent greys
Was it just a dream or did I see you fleetingly?
So suddenly, you conjure your magic tricks on me
I feel your temperature drop by a fractional degree
A subtle change, the first leaf falls from the tree.
Mistakenly, I thought I had you enraptured
Instead I am the victim that time has captured.