Lucy and Linus on a field of green, gazing at a goal post, wondering what it was that was about to happen.
Neither new for sure. Perhaps they both had faith that this time it’d be different but, when crunch time came, Lucy couldn´t help herself, and Linus, already head over heels, once more found an empty space where he’d expected much more and fell head over heels some again.
Lucy, outwardly smirking, inwardly asked herself: “now why did I do that? Again? And how many times will it happen before I lose him for good?”
Linus was just sad and confused and befuddled, vowing not to keep falling for the same old trick, but knowing he would.
At least for a while.
And they both wondered: what then?
And then “what then” happened.
Unexpectedly albeit not inexplicably.
And what might have been, what should have been, vanished in a puff.
Very much like that football so often had.
© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2020; all rights reserved. Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.
Guillermo (“Bill”) Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia (although he has primarily lived in the United States of America of which he is also a citizen). Until 2017 he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. He is currently a strategic analyst employed by Qest Consulting Group, Inc. He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation and linguistic studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies). He can be contacted at email@example.com and much of his writing is available through his blog at http://www.guillermocalvo.com.