Writings

Calloway

If I had been standing there,                           would you have noticed?

Would you smile and wave, or do that thing people do when they see you and walk on by?

I bet you’d do that thing. That awkward looking around, pretending you haven’t noticed the familiar face in front of you.

Pretending there’s no history, no love, no hate, no hurt feelings, no fond memories, nothing.

Two perfect strangers passing,                        like ships in the night.

Yea, you’d probably do that thing. Maybe not on purpose, but you’d do it. Always a little too preoccupied to see the hand reaching out for you. Somehow indignant when I decide to save myself instead. I know you.

So, I’m curious.

If I had been standing there with you, on the edge of Calloway County before you disappeared, would you have noticed?

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