The Short Walk To The Library

I saw someone today,

That looked too much like 

(An old ex) someone I knew,

And when they looked at me,

I went wide-eyed and sustained in disbelief 

For in the minute lasting only as long as a smile,

The sudden vast vacuum of space filled

between my ears.

I ran away, 

With hands flailing inside my jacket pockets.

Rushing into the swinging Library doors,

but lingering just enough to look up at you again. 

Friendly stranger, who I out-speed-walked  

You were so beautiful 

And glowing today.  

In the 9 am sun

Your hair was just the same,

Might have been a different color 

I could ask you a million questions 

And never tire

The pavement under you 

Looked perfect. 

I miss you 

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Starward's picture

Your poem was so good it

Your poem was so good it inspired one of my own, and I acknowledged this in a headnote to the poem.



SSmoothie's picture

Cute ;) 

Cute ;) 

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