“See You Again”

Hey you…
I think
we’ve met
before.

Don’t be
so shy.
You remember
me
I see it
in your eye.

Don’t be
so stiff.
I promise
I won’t bite
that hard.

Oh you’re busy,
I see.
I’m busy
too.

We keep
meeting
and running
into each other
but the greetings
aren’t long.

Your job
is demanding
your time
and
my work
is crying
for attention.

But then
we find
each other
once again.

Until
she
is calling
your name
and he
is calling
mine.

We’ll see
each other
again.

I know
that
to be true.

Maybe then
timing
will be
on our side.

Goodbye,
my dear.
But just
for now.

Life’s
not through
with our story.

Maybe next time
it will
be different.

So for now,
I’ll wish you luck
and you’ll
do me the same.

I’ll meet you
when I meet you
but for now
it was just
nice
to see you
again.

©2020 Jai Lynn

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“Boy Next Door”

I looked for you
when I rounded the bend
on our street.

I looked for you
when the sun was high
and the air filled with heat.

If it was raining out
I knew our paths
would surely not meet.

I thought I always
was the one
to notice you first.

I thought I always
tried to find the right words
only my voice was dried by thirst.

Probably, it was for the best
to stay on the sidewalk
as a girl, silent and cursed.

Then, one day walking
down our street
I noticed a flash of color.

Him going one way,
and I the other, neither of us stopped
except in the looks we gave each other.

I held your eyes,
and you held mine
until out of sight in that breath of summer.

After, I wondered
what it meant.

Me always looking to you
and then you seeing me.

Maybe you too thought words
weren’t the only way to speak.

©2020 Jai Lynn

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