Time Out

on the day of our talk, she wasn't exactly open to the suggestion of having a photo taken since the spark of beauty wasn't within her. i obliged for another time, so we ended up meeting again a week later. although i though it unusual to meet outside on such a brisk day, i also didn't really mind it. sitting next to her on the bench, i noticed a brown paper bag containing an elongated metallic can with a trace 'bud light' logo casually exposed. she called it 'breakfast.' between sips. we sat there. laughed. and watched people. at some point, she pulled out her phone to show me pictures from her youth. my god. i don't think i've seen anyone so beautiful in my life. with each swipe of the finger tip, every photo that slid across that broken android screen was like another cupid's arrow tugging deep down into my heart strings. i realized in that moment that i once could have really fallen for this woman...

but i think my timing was a little off.