I met you on a summer day haphazardly
Believe me, trust me I had no idea
That you had the guts, the power
To touch and squeeze my heart
Until it was time to depart
To leave, hoping to encounter
Your sweet smile and crazy laughter
Another time in the future.
We exchanged phone numbers
Innocently, to stay in touch
To say hello at different hours
Then we left and rushed
To return home. Strangely
I felt the urge to call you
And you responded kindly
Like a lady should. And that was cool.
Oh! Dear! It was an enormous pleasure
To meet you. But my heart was pounding
That was love in sight! That was thunder
I could not believe it. That was spring
That was too early to fall for your smile
Yes, yes, I loved your pause, your unusual style
It has been a long time that I felt so good
So happy. Oh! That was a wonderful mood.
We texted each other, but your answers were short
Always very short:” Hi, hello, bye and thank you”
I wanted you to say more. I wanted you
To express yourself, like you were not at an airport
Oh! That was the genesis of a fantasy
Something unusual was flowing through my body
I felt in trouble, hoping that you would redeem me
And dreaming that you would save my heart in agony.
Oh! That was a bittersweet experience
Because I was over-thinking and exaggerating
Oh! That was puppy love, I was hastening
To literally defying gravity and science
Oh! It’s hurt because you left without saying
Goodbye. I guess that was a painful fantasy
You vanished, evanesced, disappeared like lightning
On a summer day, when the weather was sooty and stormy.
Copyright © July 2021, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved.
Hébert Logerie is the author of several collections of poems.