Sunday, July 27, 2014

Just an exchange



“Hello” she said
saying my name,
looking at me
then lowering her eyes.
She knew I liked her.
I watched her fingers
as she worked away.
She seemed but little
more than a child
exuding a shy sexuality.
“Coffee?” she asked,
in her adult husky voice
I nodded. “And cake?”
Her next question.
She knew the answer
It was a gentle tease
The barrier between us
was not just the counter.
We were both out of reach
of each other.
She wouldn’t tell
her boyfriend.
I wouldn’t tell my wife.
Just an interchange
that made both our lives
more beautiful.


21 comments:

  1. Just an interchange. Just a moment of weakness because great tension or beauty has entered our sphere once more. I don't believe we should ignore that. We're only human.

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  2. Not sure about secrets, but it certainly makes for a intriguing poem..

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  3. You have definitely brought this scene alive with your words. No harm in such an interchange, but I'm with Alan....if it is an innocent pleasant exchange, why hide it?

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  4. wow, a moment of flirting and nothing more. I guess I can understand. great concept this week!

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  5. Reminds me of the song "Me and Mrs Jones." Those other obligations. Very well written I liked it.

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  6. I am so pleased I was never raised in a puritanical culture....Flirting is natural and healthy .Should not be a big deal !

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  7. It's wonderful to interchange this unconditional love, to send/receive the 'hearts' hugs' :)xx

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  8. I can see the people in this poem, you captured them so clearly.

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  9. Sweet life for the living...
    Wonderful snapshot.
    ZQ

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  10. "The barrier between us
    was not just the counter."

    A tease, indeed. I guess, such situations are as unavoidable as they are uncomfortable. Beautifully penned. Enjoyed reading it. :)

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  11. Lovely moment - fully rendered here - Great! With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  12. aha!! flirting and some think it is sexy!!

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  13. I too agree with Alan, and yet, sometimes an innocent flirtation can really lift the spirits.

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  14. Flirting are we here? smiles...I loved the lines "The barrier between us
    was not just the counter."

    Have a great week ahead.

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  15. A little piece of happiness... isn't it ? its happens with all of us but you've given it a life ..a thriving one.. loved the poem... :-)

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  16. Love. Well expressed sparkles of joy through human attraction.

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  17. Some of those exchanges are so delightful! Everyone enjoys feeling special. Love this scene you have so beautifully and wittily crafted :-)

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  18. What a lovely moment you've captured here. There's nothing wrong with a little flirtation. It's one of the joys of being alive :)

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