It was a hot summer’s day,
one which I would never forget.
I was watching the waves meet the shore,
the blistering sun penetrating my defenseless skin.
The winds were calm,
laughter and love filled the air,
I watched as the other children ran;
and played their games.
I saw the couples’ endearing gaze.
And naturally, I wished that I was her.
You would too, if you saw him!
I went to join my friend in the sea,
feeling the sand between my toes,
smelling the salty breeze.
I saw you on approach,
we shared a gaze.
I remember your eyes,
and how your mouth twitched
as if to speak.
But, you only walked away,
and I went to my friend,
we chatted and laughed but
I wanted to know your name.
I caught you staring; time and time again,
I wanted to know you.
I was assured you were interested
so, I made the first move.
I apologised for being forward,
I didn’t think that would throw you off.
I was a bit overzealous, when I talked about “us”.
It was quite precocious.
Since, I knew nothing of the birds and bees,
and to only realize boys really do have “cooties”.
But I remember that day,
as innocent as it may,
that was the day I met my soulmate
but he didn’t meet his.
©2017 Kristen Deukett. Your Abditory Blog