Although Sometimes it Should

Although Sometimes it Should

Long ago, it seems today so long ago, although it might have been just now. Time doesn’t really bend that way, although sometimes it should.

It didn’t happen, at least not here, not now. I was pretty sure it wouldn’t.

The melody seemed right but the words just weren’t there or then.

I glanced at that phone that rarely rings. Why should it ring just now?

It’s been a while, that’s true, and twice at least I think she called. Once for sure, asking about things she might have left. We agreed to meet the next day, in my apartment, to seal the end of something that had never started, but she didn’t show.

I wasn’t all that surprised or, truth be told, all that disappointed. The door had been left ajar, the bottle un-stoppered. That was enough right then.

Truth be told I’d no idea what I’ve had done had she walked through my door that night, nor what I’d have done if the phone had rung just now.

Long ago, it seems today so long ago, although it might have been just now. Time doesn’t really bend that way, although sometimes it should.
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© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2014; all rights reserved

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