a heartbeat inside my ribcage…

I sat there with a glass in my hand staring at the faces I didn’t know too well, it was a party I went with a friend of a friend. All I wanted was free liquor and maybe someone to take home for the night. Music was good, so was the crowd. I scanned faces but none appealed, not even the most breathtakingly beautiful ones. Something was off, my own self perhaps.

And then she walked right in front of me. Tears dripping slowly, like a painfully beautiful river flowing under the starry night. There was a man, they held hands yet they were fidgeting with unsaid words and said ones all at the same time. I looked, I stared. She stared back. I didn’t flinch, I was held right there by her. Pinned by her gaze. Something she wanted to say, something I wanted to hear. She stood there staring and I sat there shivering.

A sly smile, an excuse, she whispered words and walked away from him towards the corner. Not far but right there in my vision. She wanted me around, I thought, and so I did with my eyes. Sobbing silently she stood with back of her head pecking the wall and I knew I was gone, from her mind and sight. While she battled her demons I fought my urge. Strangeness hovered, my throat dried, ache strangled what I felt for the first time a heart inside me.

Lowering my eyes, I touched my chest. There was something living inside the cage and I felt it like I never did before. Raising my eyes I found hers again, even the curtain of tears did nothing to diminish the magic pull. I followed with steps, slowly but steady. We stood hands apart, nobody was breathing. Cornered and next to the wall, we did nothing but stared right into each other’s eyes.

Beating too hard a noise broke the silence, a heartbeat. Mine or hers, was hard to know from whose inside came the thunderous sound. And then the world drowned; the noise, heartbeat, the ache, the eyes and the face vanished, as she held my face in hers and kissed me consuming all my reclusiveness.

Just like that she walked away, not before she kissed my eyes that I failed to open even when she was gone. Finding my balance against the wall, I smiled and cried all at the same time. I knew we were going to meet again, I knew I was ruined for life, I knew I would go home alone tonight and for every other night until her eyes find mine, again.

So this happened yesterday. The story. Slept too late but was worth it. This song below set the mood for the scene.

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Darlin…!!!!

Darlin
I know it wasn’t wise
Falling for those eyes
Getting lost in that smile
Now I’m missing
Face of the unknown
Wondering 
If It’ll ever show up again
Darlin 
You walked in and out
Of my life in few seconds
As I stood 
Few steps behind you
In the queue
I looked at you
Almost introduced myself
Asked you for a coffee
Told you my favorite author
In a whisper 
Gave you my number
Guessed your favorite song
Blushed before I kissed you
And gave my heart to you
Thinking that’s where it belong
Darlin
I know it wasn’t wise
But if you could please
Just walk pass by me
Once more
For
I wish to write an end
To this dream
Tell you
It’s not me it’s you
You’re the star
I can only gaze upon
So pretty so far
I would then say
We’re done
And walk away
Knowing I had you
Even if it was for a day or two
Darlin 
Just once more
Meet my eyes
I know it wasn’t wise…

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