No More Wonder

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He stood at the window

Staring off into space

He looked different but

The difference was only slight

He had a touch of grey

That had frosted his hair

But his built and mannerisms

Were still the same

How many times had she wondered

Where he was now

Today she could reach out

Touch him and turn back time

If only she was brave enough

She just smiled a little

And quietly turned and left

Sure he would never remember

The shy girl from school

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – slight

Sometimes I Wonder

“I don’t mean to hurt you.”
Was what he said –
He just needed time
Time to be alone.
Was I too needy?
Did I cling to him?
Or was it really not my fault?
He made me feel so alive,
So hopeful,
So at peace
For the first time in a long time.
Those four months
I will always remember
As a great time in my life.
But still to this day
I wonder what if…


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – mean