Briefest Encounter
There was a fleeting advance of recognition
then a rapid retreat behind shuttered eyes
He recalled a juxtaposition of bodies and beliefs
that fell apart in paroxysms of ingenuousness
She recalled a relationship doomed
once adolescent fantasy gave way to reality
He recalled an acquiescent neophyte
misguidedly diverted by irrational perceptions

She recalled a self-opinionated prig
Who confused long words with original thoughts

Robert Eccleston

If you have any thoughts on this poem, 
Robert Eccleston would be pleased to hear them.