Waiting at the lights
For a pedestrian to pass
Brought up something
I thought I’d long evaded:
The way I feel about him
I have avoided for years
— and counting —
Afraid I would love too much.
I watched the clean smooth strides
Profile drenched
By the saffron sky
Shadow broad and tall
Diagonal across asphalt.
When the signals turned
I crossed the junction
Put on the evening news

Went on with my life

But that image — it rose and
For the briefest of moment lived
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A mirage


  1. Beautiful words.

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    1. Thanks so much, Nico.

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