A Surprising Postscript to Love Spasm the Third

[This happened in April of 2015.]

In quite a twist, I saw her at the park.
Full sixteen years since we’d our fateful date;
She now the age that I was then, and with
Two children now, of roughly four and eight

She called to me as I was walking by
I didn’t recognize her at first sight;
But when she smiled, I knew right away
So I walked towards her in the dusky light

We sat down on a bench as her kids played
She told me of her marriage and her work
I told her all these years I hadn’t known
If she looked back on me as just some jerk

She said she’d opened up her heart to me
And at the time, she didn’t understand
But as she grew she realized that I
Had tried to be to her a gentleman

I told her of my family and my son
Who she could not believe is twenty now
I looked at those two images of hers
We’d stayed as long as my time would allow

And as I turned to walk away I said
That I was truly happy her to see
She hugged me for an instant, then I left
Still, I think, as shocked as I could be

I got back to my car at almost-night
So glad that I’d, just once
Done something

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

11 thoughts on “A Surprising Postscript to Love Spasm the Third”

  1. Beautiful. Wonderful when life gives you a spontaneous moment of realization, justification, satisfaction and powerful happiness. Well done.

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