Tuesday…

 

I got on the subway and sat next to a sleeping man. I looked out the window into the attached car. I saw a couple kissing and a woman watching them with longing. It was one of those melancholic days in the city where you could sense the discontent of fellow travelers. Perhaps it was just projection? I looked straight ahead and accidentally locked eyes with a man who was watching me. He quickly looked away. I smiled in an attempt to ease his embarrassment. I gazed passed him and out yet another window. The trains and stations passed by at an accelerated speed. I waited impatiently for my stop…

 

I had hoped to look back and think of him fondly one day, but he seemed intent on destroying any possibility of that…

…I titled my head back and let the sun warm my face. As I closed my eyes, a cool breeze made its way thru the trees and on to me. The wind brought with it the scent of flowers from a nearby garden. I suddenly realized I had forgotten where I was and whom I was waiting for. I knew he wouldn’t show but, in that moment, I chose to believe he would…