"It's not a Date"

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About a girl that won't admit she is going on a date...

Submitted: August 17, 2017

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“It’s not a Date”

 

 

She had a date

though she refused

to call it that

“We’re just going hiking”

she would say

he is a friend

of a friend

we met

at some minor

get together

“I like to hike”

“And so does he”

“That’s all”

she says

throwing in a shrug

at the end

to help show

it’s no big deal.

But there is

an edge

of excitement

in her voice

she can’t quite

mask

“Yea”

She says

“He’s a couple of years older”

“Than me”

bringing him up again

on her own

“He has had”

“A few bad breaks”

“But he’s a really cool guy”

smiling a little too much

as she speaks

for me not to

notice

“But it’s not a date”

“Some other friends are”

“Going to meet us their”

Unsure,

If she’s trying to,

convince me

or herself

it’s not a date,

“I don’t have time”

“Or want a relationship”

“I like my time alone”

“We both just like to hike”

“”It’s not a date”

she says

as she continues to

give me

all this unsolicited

information

“OK then”

I say,

“It’s my first weekend off”

“In months”

she says

“It’s hard to find someone”

“To go hiking with”

feeling pretty confident

she proved her case

though no one

asked her

to do so,

me

starting to think

I’m not really

the one

she is trying

to convince.

My work day over

I walk by her

on my way out

“Have fun hiking”

“On your date”

I tell her

“It’s not a date”

she says

as she starts

rebuilding

her defense

to my remark

reissuing

the same statements

as before,

I just smile

tell her

I’ll see you Monday

and say to myself

“I think it’s a date”

she just doesn’t

know it yet…

 

Tom Allen…08-11-2017…

 

 

 

 


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