The silence between them is profound
She yearns so much
for a hug from him
or just a gentle touch.
But he turns away and she feels frozen
by the coldness he displays.
Feelings of love unrequited
hits her like a mountain of waves.
She would do anything
if this relationship she could save.
His phone rings, he answers it and smiles,
“I am going to meet Sam for a drink,” he says
But of course she knows he lies.
“I know about her,” she says.
He looks at her and there is no surprise in his eyes.
He offers no ostentatious words of denial,
Unperturbed by his betrayal,
“Don’t wait up for me,” he says.
His words cut her like a knife,
Her heart is bleeding,
She feels like screaming,
But she is numbed by his indifference.
An apology, or even a denial,
Anything would have been better
than his cold indifference.
This story I am about to tell you happens to be true. I had just started working at a new Establishment an being new an old worker drew me aside to warm me about another worker. This person was on vacation and was due to return to work in a few days. I will call one Sarah and the other Meredith.
Meredith warned me about how terrible Sarah was. She went into detail about the things that Sarah had done to her and to others. She said I should stay far from her and have nothing to do with her. After talking ill about Sarah for almost half an hour her final words to me were “As long as I live I will have nothing to do with her.
Two days later Sarah returned to work. That morning Merdith was in her office and heard Sarah been greeted by someone across the hallway from her. She looked at me and said that’s her and she got up and rushed out. Curious I followed Meredith and watched her as she ran towards Sarah hugged her and said “Sarah I am so happy to see you. Welcome back.
I remember a chill running through by body as the thought this woman is a Judas ran through my head. I looked down at my arms and they were covered in goosebumps. To the day I am always a little wary of people who talk ill about other people.
As it turned out to this day I have found Sarah to be a wonderful, caring individual. In fact the one thing she is guilty of is that she is perhaps a little too kind. You can guess who I stayed far away from…