“Our Paths Will Cross Again.”
Agonizing yet tolerable
I walk the trail similar to the
one where we first met.
The leaves were falling.
You were so mesmerized by the crunch
of the leaves that you bumped into me.
We walked together
as you were obsessed with stepping
on every leaf.
But I didn’t mind.
I admired your child-like spirit
and have ever since.
We walked to a park
and together we
sat on the swings
talking about our childhood memories.
Who knew a casual walk
would open the gateway to love.
Neither of us could explain it at the time;
just something about this day made everything brighter.
But not too long after that I had to move away.
I procrastinated to tell you, for I promised to never break your heart.
When I finally did you nodded silently and held me tighter than
you ever had.
You said “Let’s not break up. Our paths will cross again.”
I started to ask, “What if…”
but you gently put your finger on my lips.
I knew it was the last one for a long time.
I still remember it as if it just happened.
I’ll move back as soon as I can, I promise you
and things will be better than they were before.