An Unexpected Find

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About a guy trying to forget a woman...

Submitted: May 17, 2018

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“An Unexpected Find”

 

He hadn’t seen

her

in over three

months

she was still

his most

sought out

thought

when ever

he left his

mind

in idle,

but he was

now able to

get through

his day

mostly pain

free

break away

from his constant

pursuit

of her attention

and on with

his daily life,

but that all

changed today

when he saw

a Xerox copy

of a ten year

old picture

with her sitting

in the middle

of a team of

people

he worked with

he was instantly

caught again

in her web

of attraction,

he had found

the picture

on an out

of the way

rear wall

a small

poor quality

image

that he had

quickly

glanced over

till her face

brought his

eyes

to a skidding

halt

her image then

dragged him

back to that

wall

nine more times

throughout the

day,

her whole presence

on that piece

of paper

was less than

one square inch

even still

it felt like

she towered

over him

all his insecurities

normally hidden

when he’s not

around her

start to show

themselves

in great detail

intimidated

by the black

ink

from a printer

smeared against

the white backing

of some cheap

copier paper,

not understanding

why he’s seeing

color in her

eyes

as he  greedily

stares

at her form

not wanting to

share this

moment

of being able

to openly look

at her

with anyone,

the imprisoned

picture

stranded there

having nowhere

to run to

it has to endure

his visual scan

of her

making a mental

copy

of his own

imprinting

all those little

dots of ink

on to a blank

white page

in his memory

feeling a bit

guilty

about wanting to

remember her pose

that smile

and the color

of her eyes

that only he’s

seeing

in this old

black and white

photo copy

that was meant

for someone

else

to have,

but his guilt

is out weighed

by his desire

just to see

some semblance

of her

embarrassed by

the affects

this small piece

of paper

has caused in

him

but unable to

pull his eyes

away from it,

he runs his

fingers across

her image

half expecting

to feel

the green

he sees in her

eyes

disappointed

at his realization

she still has

such an

overpowering

pull

on his world

a fact

he almost

forgot,

he steps back

from the wall

cleans up

all his feelings

he let spill

out

all over the

floor

and puts the

count

to the number

of days

for his romantic

sobriety

of her

back at zero

again,

and then goes

back to living

just one day

at a time…

 

Tom Allen…05-12-2018…

 

 

 

 


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