I saw you look at me out of the corner of my eye.Your sparkling blue eyes following me as you slowed down to pass me by. I turned my head slightly, just enough to see your face. Our eyes met and I felt the corner of my mouth lift slightly into a secret smile. I turned away quickly, unsure of the momentary connection. My eyes intruding into a space that wasnt mine. Unsure of myself, I lowered my eyes toward the ground, I couldn't help but notice the frenzied pigeon feathers scattered across the bed of dead brittle pine needles scorched from the long summer sun, a faint smell of pine swept into my senses. I could hear them crunching beneath my feet as I walked on through the avenue, slowing down to a stop to let you go on by. You tried to hold my gaze in those seconds before I broke our hold, instantly unsure of your purpose,. Did you smile, I didn't see.
I waited for a moment and lifted my head. I watched you go into the distance until you met the horizon. Then you were gone.