Dear Friend That Was,

14 Dec

We were forced to say hello today because we were walking the same pace, down the same hall,  and headed to smoke at the same time.  It was a little awkward.  We stood across from each other and I saw your face.  Familiar expressions floated across as you thought of what to say, and I stared.  It was freezing.

You asked how I’d been.  I asked how you’d been. We’ve both been fine.

More silence and looking around, avoiding eye contact, but stealing glances.

You say you love this weather. I say I hate it.  I don’t know why I am still on the east coast.  We each laugh a short, uncomfortable laugh.

I say I have to go back inside.  You say you do too.  We walk at the same pace, in silence.  We walk together, then we part at the same place we accidentally met.  We nod goodbye.

I want to turn around and look at you. I know your walk.  But I don’t. I listen to my heels click and stare straight ahead.  I wonder how this happened. Years ago we finished eachothers thoughts. We laughed and cried.  We agreed with each others childish philosophies about life.  We smiled in pictures.

Today we are vaguely familiar strangers speaking about weather, and disagreeing at that.

Pride is silly my friend. It was all my fault. I miss you.

Kelly

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3 Responses to “Dear Friend That Was,”

  1. apieceofthepiehole December 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    Wow! Don’t we all have moments like this at least one time in our life. You nailed this one and made me miss someone! 🙂

    • dearlifeofmine December 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

      Oh I’m so glad that someone get’s it. For some reason when I write, I always feel like I have left things to vague. I am glad I made you think of someone!

  2. livelaughloveliquor March 10, 2011 at 3:05 am #

    Been there done that too. Life happens that way sometimes. What is worse is when its an ex boyfriend. ack.

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