Part 1 – Him
She is sitting by herself, looking up
A book in her hands, basking in the sunlight,
Watching the lake ripples crash on the shore. All alone.
I am watching her.
She is shifting. Lying down on her stomach, and reading.
She doesn’t look lonely nor sad. She is smiling –
Bright. Shining a true smile of content.
The expression on her face –
Voluptuous, warm and welcoming –
Draws me in. I contemplate joining her.
I feel like being with her. Chatting.
Maybe I should pull her out of her solitude.
A smile like hers should not be wasted on the air.
I picture myself walking up to her, ripe and ready
To share a funny line. I expect a connection.
She will laugh at my jokes – heartily.
She will be pleased I am showing such kind interest.
I wilfully forget. She is a complete stranger.
I don’t know the first thing about her.
Part 2 – Her
How lovely it feels to be here
The sun. The lake. The air
So gracious. So fresh.
The calm. The peace!
How I needed it!
This moment, all alone
Doing nothing at all. No cooking.
No cleaning. No arguing.
A sweet bubble bath of solitude
This is priceless. I should treasure it.
I should think of nothing.
I only have an hour. They asked
To save a spot. They will join me soon –
We will dine together. It will be such great fun!
I can’t help it. Even more so when they’re not around,
I think of them and smile. Truth is – I can’t wait to see them.
Post answering the theme “Solitude” – Day 6 of the Developing Eye 10-day Photo Challenge.