Busy lives, stop and walk slowly
Nervous energy... The man sitting down the way drums his fingers along the table
Conversations of great interest
Do you think?
Releasing the long crush
Wishing you had more of a memory of the person you longed to be close to
Knowing that it would never be
Admitting that it was just that
Feeling somewhat like a fool ...
But knowing that you have suddenly grown up
You are more than a half a century old at the time
Yet you still wonder what happened to the crush
As you stumble across a picture, or a name
Closing your eyes you recall the scent, the touch, the sound of their voice.
I miss you
Breathing in fully, you let it go again as you exhale
I sit alone in a coffee shop
There are others around,
Several of which sit alone also
Interesting how many of the alone ones protect themselves with books, newspapers or tablets to hide behind. Avoiding eye contact at all costs. Shyly looking away if caught glancing at another.
A child speaks up
I wanna sit there... We always sit right here when we come here. Mama do they have waf waf waffle? Can I have some crayons? I need some juice mama.
Can you say please?
Mama can I have hot chocolate?
Chocolate, reminds me of the time my son, who was maybe 4. How he reflected on his best friend at the time. Myles, he looks like chocolate, I love chocolate.
A waitress remarks to her co worker, I so need to take a vacation this year. I relate to the feeling. Remembering how it was when I was younger, and never having the finances or time to go anywhere.
As I sit in my solitude, among the many people who surround me. Quietly waiting out the time.
Now I have the finances, and the time is coming soon. Now I'm rather scared to travel, yet I will do it soon. I look forward, yet with hesitation.