Midlife Crisis

A #100WordStory

 

She’s totally having a midlife crisis, isn’t she? A massive tattoo at her age!! And so prominent.. what a complete idiot. I’d feel ashamed. Everyone’s laughing at her.

Privately, probably.

And no short sleeves at work ever again!

I said it to her on Facebook, and I think she was needled, but she didn’t react much. I mean, what a load of old bullshit.

“I remembered who I was before life bent me out of shape”.

We’re all out of fucking shape love, we’re middle aged. Just accept it and get back in your box like the rest of us.

 

 

Inspired by Veep … princessofvp.wordpress.com x

And by a friend of mine on Facebook 😉

Divided

I’m standing near a girl; I think she’s me.

She has an aura – she’s projecting an intensity

of herself, a confidence, a matter-of-fact presence.

She’s holding hands with someone,

she’s laughing and the essence

of her joy shines like sunlight from her eyes.

She’s where she’s meant to be.

But I can’t watch her for long.

I have to get home and cook tea.

 

5 January 2018

Tracks

Diverging Tracks

 

He sat across the aisle from me,

his iPod on, his fingertips

in fitful contact with his phone,

uncertainty played on his lips.

 

They were the shape of a kiss.

 

Mine parted, and I silently drew

breath and watched. His head inclined,

then by surprise he glanced at me

with fixed intent; his eyes met mine.

 

My breath, and time, stopped dead just then;

that moment when our paths were crossed.

He lingered, then his eyes cast down.

He turned away and all was lost.

 

Converging Tracks

 

He sat across the aisle from me,

his iPod on, his fingertips

in fitful contact with his phone,

a half-smile playing on his lips.

 

They were the shape of a kiss.

 

Mine parted, and I silently drew

breath and watched. His head inclined,

then by surprise he glanced at me

with fixed intent; his eyes met mine.

 

My breath, and time, stopped dead just then;

that moment when our paths were crossed.

He held my gaze and then he spoke.

“Hello” he said. My heart was lost.

 

25 July 2017