Hello Jim :)
I really enjoyed the imagery in your poem.
This could be a case of unrequited love or perhaps, the breathlessness could be caused by the thrill of the chase.
Thank you for sharing and good luck in the contest.
Best wishes, Debra :)
Bill and Cathy profess their love to each other under a willow tree in Tennessee before he leaves her. The year is 1964. Enlisted in the United States Air Force, he will be stationed in Texas, then Florida, before leading a Commando unit in Vietnam. The future for them remains uncertain.