in the furthest realms of the sky
gazing into her crystal ball.
Sometimes with delight, sometimes with compassion
she watched reckless mortals
living lives and playing games
with events over which they had no control.
Destiny saw a woman lean gently towards a man
whispering to him that she loved him -
saw the man react with surprise -
he had never thought of her that way.
Destiny stretched pale, cold fingers
into the silence of the night
wishing she could deflect
what she herself had written.
She saw the man look at the woman suddenly aware
caught up in the web she tenderly wove around him
loving her as he had never loved before.
Yet she belonged to another
and they had no right
to fantasise the way they did.
Reality became a nightmare
as they loved with frenetic intensity
on a path of self destruction
they were much to blind to see.
Destiny kept vigil as they struggled to survive
broken and tormented - paying a price too high -
bound together always - never wanting to be free
Trying to accept that it was their Destiny.