It feels like an eternity;
it’s been decades yet,
I still remember our first encounter.
I was in a café, rereading a favourite.
I remember the day being rather gloomy,
the dark and ominous clouds just loomed over.
It was not rainy but, it was to be expected.
I took a sip of my coffee, when you walked in,
I saw how the artificial lighting perfectly rested on your face.
You looked angelic.
The only distraction I actually enjoyed;
I watched you walk over to the counter to order.
Something about you was just so captivating.
You caught me; mid-stare and quickly
I dived into my book, hoping you didn’t notice.
But you did; I’m glad that you did.
I looked up, once more
and watched you tuck your hair
behind your ear.
I watched as your lips met the mug,
and the cute face you made when
you realized it was too hot.
Then you turned to me,
and walked over; smiling
what I later learnt was a smile;
which you pulled when you were up to something.
You brazenly sat down at my table,
and began talking as though we were
long- lost friends; reconnecting.
It was then, that I came to know
how beautiful you were.
I was enchanted by your mind; the way you thought.
How it completely contradicted to your physical being.
You’ve only been around for twenty years;
yet, you speak as though your story started long before.
And now, I see you before me.
Much older, and slightly more brazen,
you were quiet and still; yet there was a harshness about you.
It was sudden.
I look back, remembering you so lively and beautiful.
Completely in love,
but now, I see you before me.
lifeless and in an open box.
Taken from me, so suddenly.
You left me, the way you came to me.
©2017 Kristen Deukett. Your Abditory Blog