Giving Him Time

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About a woman sharing a moment with a guy crushing on her...

Submitted: February 24, 2018

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 “Giving him time”

 

He starts getting

nervous

as soon as

he sees her

he could tell

she was very

tired

this morning

which made his

time with her

even more

special

sharing a few

of her moments

with him

just so they

could talk,

she leaned

forward

and listened

after asking

him

how he was

getting by

with a real

thread

of true concern

going through

her question,

her eyes

lock on to

his

as he starts

to speak

he can already

feel his words

begin to stick

together

unable to

concentrate

on what he

wants to say

while staring into

the most beautiful

shades of color

he has ever

seen

he has to

look away

from the colors

that fill his

dreams

stare at the

ground

long enough

to get his

sentence started

once he has

it

rolling along

he steadies

himself

and raises his

gaze

back up to

her face

to find her

eyes

still there

waiting

for him

he is a little

surprised

she’s still

giving him

all her attention

making him wish

he had something

exciting

saved up

to say to

her,

his insecurities

are all screaming

at him

trying to take

charge

of his moment,

he slowly

becomes afraid

that she can

see in him

what he knows

he can never

say,

she repositions

her body

standing up

straight

causing her

clothes

to go taunt

against her

form

her eyes

run the length

of her look

checking the fit

of her jeans

and her tee

his eyes travel

right behind

in the same

path

as hers

unable to resist

the temptation

laid out

before him,

his last sentence

drops

as her eyes

return back

to him

no follow-up

words

coming in from

behind

to keep his

conversion

going

yet she still

gives him her

time

waiting for

him

to say

that their

moment

was over

a subtle

kindness

that does not

go unnoticed

by him,

she patiently

stays connected

to him

as he spirals

into a long

pause

having to end

a conversation

he doesn’t want

to walk away

from

but he has

already taken

way more

than his share

of her sparkle,

he feels like

she’s leaving

forever

as she accepts

his

“see ya”

and offers him

a “bye”

in return

released from

the moment

she gave him,

he watches her

as she walks

down the hall

and through

the open door

into the next

room

in what now

seems

a world away

from him…

 

Tom Allen…02-22-2018…

 

 

 

 


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