hidden from view, her heart was evolving;
what was this feeling here and now?
she didn't believe she could let love in
like this: what else was she to do?
she thieved a glance, peering out at him
unawares: was it supposed to feel so invigorating?
the heart she possessed she knew she could not fool;
how was she to betray it now?
she returned to the comfort of sheltering tree
musing, intrigued; was it she who'd learned to love him?