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Unrequited

Love’s Illusions I recall

She was a vision.  Petite, with dark brown hair in a pageboy cut, her gentle rippling laugh flitted on the wind like a butterfly, its fragile wings caressing all who heard it with tender purpose.  Arching brows highlighted dark eyes that could delight or accuse in the same glance; eyes that both revealed and concealed, darted and laughed, asking for nothing and full of unspoken promise.  She wore no makeup, and it would have been as laughable on her as watercolor on the Mona Lisa.  Her dress was simple cotton, ordinary in every way, totally without pretension.  She was a new addition to my usual haunts and, from the instant I saw her, I was captivated.

The line of her jaw turned my head.  The curve of her shoulder held my gaze.  The sway of her walk captured my imagination.  I had to meet her.  I had to be near her.  She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen, and I was more drawn to her than I had ever been to another.  Fearful of making a fool of myself, I held back.  Afraid of being rejected, I waited.  For two days, I watched her from afar, immersed in the fantasy of what she might be like, of how it would feel to come to know perfection.  Finally, when I could stand it not a moment longer, when I had to make contact in spite of my fear, I worked up my courage and got her a gift.

I bought her a Tootsie Roll Pop.

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