Once Upon a Time...

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
I wrote this sometime in the summer of 2009. Looking back on it now, I cannot believe that that was once my life. Things seemed almost carefree... well compared to now. In one full year all of that would be taken away. I had a crush on a coworker, and we'd always find reasons to spend time together. Looking back on it I smile. Those were good memories. When I say he kept the truth from me, he was about to get fired in the upcoming week. He just didn't want to spoil the fun we used to have.

Submitted: November 10, 2015

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A boy I loved kept the truth from me

Just so I could keep on smiling

His laughter contagious

His hands on my shoulders

And in my hair

And on my lighter

To light my fire

I studied his face, while I inhaled

He studied mine as I exhaled

I, trying not to show too much of what I felt

He, trying to make me show what I felt for him

Any minute now, I might break

The cigarette in his mouth

Becomes an hourglass

Almost at an end

He smokes it slowly to prolong the time

We know once it’s done

The reason for our outside meeting

Will no longer be legitimate

What was it then that I felt, and why?

Was it the certain way he touched a cigarette to his lips

Or how he kept it there deciding his next move?

I wanted to be that cigarette

He puts it out

It’s no longer burning

But I am, as I walk inside


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