And after that, we didn’t talk.
The sun was up and the wind felt like autumn
I took a step back to see if the steel slides were open
I followed the mud-covered pebbles and trail of dried orange-like leaves
And as I raised my head to see where it was headed
My eyes grew wide
In your loose shirt between the color of violet and green.
I took a few more steps
And we were a heartbeat away.
But you moved past me like a stranger
You stood at one end of the line while I stayed at the other
And For a second, I felt it
Your eyes fixed on mine from a distance
Your gaze pierced into my soul
It felt like I had to look at you too
But I opted not to
I walk past you like you did
One foot before the other
It was quiet
And the metal hinge cracked cutting that silence
And after that,
we didn’t talk.