Slip of Time

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All I could do was watch her these days. She sat at the docks on the beach with her husband. I wondered if she remembers me. She looked as if she hadn't changed in the last ten years. Oh, how I missed her.

Submitted: March 24, 2007

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All I could do was watch her these days. She sat at the docks on the beach with her husband. I wondered if she remembers me. She looked as if she hadn't changed in the last ten years. Oh, how I missed her.

We were together in college. After all that was the time where you experiment. That's what she had called us, an experiment. I don't think she meant it. She loved me, I know she did. It's always bothered me how she left. It was so sudden. She just came to my dorm one day and told me it was over. She wasn't gay and she didn't know why she ever thought she was.

We'd lost all contact after that. I was too wounded to remain friends with her. The times I saw her on campus she would ignore me. Most of the time, she was with some jock she had wrapped around her finger. I knew that wasn't really her. She didn't have the same passion she had with me.

So here I am ten years later, and still in love with her. I found out from a friend that she's been married for just over a year and is expecting a baby in March of next year.

I dated a few times since her, but none of them could fill the void I had since she left. My heart would forever be hers. I'm destined to be alone.

Kai laughed at something her perfect looking husband said. I couldn’t help but be jealous. I could make her laugh that way, if she hadn’t left. If she hadn’t…We were together for a year and a half. How are you not gay after a year and a half together with another woman? It didn’t make sense. I guess it never would.

I wondered what their baby would look like. Beautiful, no doubt. I wondered if they’ll take her to Hawaii. Kai was Hawaiian and according to a friend that's where she'd met her husband. Kai had taken me to Hawaii twice while we were dating. She'd even told her parent we were dating. They hadn’t had a problem with it.

Kai looked up the beach to where I was hidden. I knew she probably couldn't see me but I gasped anyway. I wondered what would happen if she saw me. Well if she saw me and remembered me. I had a feeling I was blocked from her memory. I don't know why I did this, torture myself. I can and watched her every week. She was always with her husband. Happy.

Maybe one day I would go talk to her. Maybe we could be friends, at least I'd be spending time with her. No, no that would never work. How could I be friends with her when I still loved her? It’s over, Angeline. With I sigh I headed to my car. Her voice stopped me.

“Excuse me miss?” She called out.

I turned. “Yes?” I forced out.

“You dropped this.” She said holding out a mango.

“Oh, thanks.” I muttered.

“Not many people here like mangos,” she said, trying to make conversation.

“Oh, well a woman I once knew introduced me to them and I’ve loved them ever since. She was from Hawaii, she said she ate them growing up all the time.” I didn’t know why I was saying this.

“Really?” She asked excitedly, “I’m from Hawaii too! I absolutely love mangos.”

“Oh,” I said, “Well why don’t you keep it. I’m not very hungry.”

Kai beamed. “Thank you, ummm miss,” She said clearly wanted to know my name. Maybe she remembered me.

“Hi,” I said numbly. God I’m an idiot.

“Do I know you?” She asked. She looked puzzled as if she knew me but wasn’t really sure who I was.

“I’m Ang-nobody. I have one of those faces you know. You actually look familiar, like someone I used to know but you’re not her. Sorry to bother you. ” I said.

Stop rambling, Angeline. I smiled weakly and ran off the beach.

“Good bye, Angeline!” I heard her yell.

I stopped and turned around. She looked behind her to see if her husband was watching. He wasn’t. She turned back to me and blew me a kiss. She smiled sadly and walked back to her husband. ‘I’ve always loved you,’ she mouthed over her shoulder. She waved once last time and then walked down the beach with him.

I smiled. So she did love me after all. We couldn’t be together but at least I knew someone out there loved me as I am.


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