I caught up to her yesterday. Only for a moment. She was taking a break by the small pond on the other side of town –– right where the grass grows long and the trees begin to climb.
She was naked and she was beautiful –– green eyes –– blue when the setting sun hit them at the right angle.
I had never been this close to her before. Yet, an arms reach felt so far away. Crouching like a lurking lion I readied my legs to pounce –– and as I did a fallen branch beneath my left foot snapped –– letting loose a whiplash through the silent landscape.
She turned. We held stares for a moment’s time. Then, she was gone.
I was chasing prolific yeterday.
I was an arms reach away.
I never caught her though.
She’s to smart and to wise and to quick and to aware.
Or, perhaps, the day after that.
By Cole Schafer.
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