The Fair

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A guy and a girl spend the day at the fair...

Submitted: December 16, 2017

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“The Fair”

 

He was still

trying to decide

whether or not

to hold her

hand

when she

reached over

and took

his

sliding her

fingers

into his

then pulling

their two hands

closer to her

till the back

of his hand

was held by

her

tightly pressed up

against

her hip

as they wandered

around

the county fair,

she hadn’t given

holding his

hand

a second’s

thought

she did what

she felt

when she

felt it

and his hand

in hers

is what she

wanted to feel,

he was surprised

when her fingers

locked on to

his

and relieved

at not having

to

make a choice

he always puts

so much thought

into such

small decisions,

though

he would have

liked to have

wiped the sweat

off his hand

first

next time

he’ll be better

prepared

he tells himself,

he lets her

lead the way

through the busy

mid-way

not that she

stayed in any

one direction

for long

she bounced off

people and

carny booths

one after the

other

yet stopping

to pet

every little

dog

that crossed

her path

all the time

keeping his

hand

held tightly

against her,

he felt a

step behind

just trying to

keep up with

her

she had to

see

touch

and taste

everything

around her

he loved her

free spirit

she made

everyone else

seem so boring

as if she was

always on stage

but not

trying to be,

she pulls him

into a ring toss

booth

she wants him

to win her

a stuffed teddy

bear

a simple game

that took him

seven tries

before he was

able to win

the bear

he was all

smiles

when he

handed it

to her

she gave him

a little hug

with a

“your so sweet”

following

right behind it

then spun around

and gave the

teddy

to a little

girl

who wasn’t winning

anything

not planned

he could tell

it’s just her

style

the little girl’s

face

exploded with

excitement

which she

didn’t wait to

see

already pulling

him

towards a fresh

lemonade stand

“would you like”

“a large one”

he asks her

“or if your just”

“going to give it”

“away”

“I’ll get you a small”

she just looks

at him

and smiles

“Oh, the bear”

she says

“I just wanted you”

“to win it”

“for me”

“and you did”

“giving it to”

“the little girl”

“made us both”

“happy”

“you doubled”

“your returns”

“on happiness”

“with just one”

“bear”

“I’ll take a large”

“two straws please”

she says

she’s still

keeping him close

with her right

hand

and holding the

drink

with her left,

holding it up

to his mouth

with both

straws

every now

and then

so he could

catch a drink

as she marched

them around

the fairgrounds,

she pulled him

into a line

for the

Ferris wheel

a boring ride

he would have

never paid

to go on

“it will be worth it”

she tells him

“besides”

“I am paying for this”

the large wheel

slowly moves along

stopping each time

a car

comes to the

top

when they reach

it

the view seems

enchanted

with her

sitting so close

to him

still holding his

hand

next to her

“look over there”

she said

and as he turned

to look

she gave him

a quick kiss

on the lips

he was lost

in a dream

as the wheel

worked its way

back down

he had

so much to

say

to her

as their feet

softly touched

the ground

his mind

shuffling through

all the questions

he wanted to

pose to her

he’s finally

ready

to take the

lead

when she pulls

him

by the hand

then stops

in the middle

of the mid-way

and waves to

two adults

she hugs him

tightly

“I’ve had such”

“a great time”

“these last few”

“hours”

she tells him

“I knew I’d like you”

“as soon as I saw you”

“I just had to meet you”

he watched her

run towards

who he thinks

are her parents

she hugs them

both

before all three

turn

and start to

disappear

in the maze

of people

he just stood

there

waiting

and hoping

that this beautiful

day

wouldn’t end

when she suddenly

stops

and turns back

around

to face him

and for that

briefest of

moments

on the mid-way,

time

and everyone else

stood still

for him

as she

said goodbye

to him

once more

with her

eyes,

their gaze

unbroken

till time

crept forward

an inch

and the crowd

of people

swallowed them

both

up…

 

Tom Allen…12-13-2017…

 


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