Eyes in the night

by joetwo

Darkness surrounds me
Light barely penetrating, hardly seeing
Guessing turns, navigating by feel
So unsure of the way
Each shift of the wheel a leap into the unknown
Into the darkness
On my toes
Thinking I’m ready for anything
When I see before me
Two sparkling points
Attached to a lurking body
Eyes in the night
Looking straight at me
I panic, I swerve
Thankfully, I miss
I grind the brakes to a stop, look behind
Yet there is no sign, no trace
The eyes, their owner, gone
Like a phantom in the darkness
Leaving only their impression
Their indelible mark on my soul