January 10 2005
She was lovesick. Full of love and longing
and aching burning want.
The hollow pit that was her stomach hungered for him, prowled
the jungle for him, plodded swamps in the rainforest for him.
There was no face to bring into focus. Eighteen years had left
a blur of pixel mixed elements that really made no sense.
The eyes. The eyes couldn’t have changed much. She held to
those eyes, large and dark, slanted with heavy lids.
The moment she beheld the eyes, she would know, she
would be home again.
But what if…. what if they couldn’t live up to their own memory?
He had begun mentioning faults… the bad knee, the bad ankle…
something about his face.
She’d know it…that perfect face.
“What happened?”, she queried.
“Did you see Scarface?”
“Ya..” she lied. but she let the title take to her mind……
And then he snickered… something about operations and
moving something from here to there…his Cheek?
“You’ll see”, he finalized.
But to her, his scars were nothing. Before, he was almost too perfect.
So gracefully handsome, so smooth skinned, the lines of the
swimmer’s body adding to his aristocratic elegance.
He would still be him.
She knew this, she held this to her breast like a child hungry
for comfort and sustenance.
But what about her? Would she be enough like the girl he had
remembered, the girl he had been mesmerized by, as he had just
admitted to, but a week ago..?
She had been wounded too…by life, by love, by time and
Surely a sadder but wiser girl would stand before him.
Still she wondered about the directions they would take…
What will we Do with the new being that he and I will create?
What will be our goals, our directions, with all this Stuff that
we bring to the table between us….
I hope I can keep a perspective, and view myself clearly…
I want to stay in the present, fresh and awake, not reactive
from the past…
Can we both be in the same Place?