Written for Haibun Monday – A Little Romance. Don’t we all have those moments we lock away for a rainy day?
There was no design, or plan. No thought of what might happen. It was just a touch, just an accidental touch. I reached for a glass, he reached for his, skin touched skin and just then, just for a moment, I knew it wasn’t over.
I can’t remember where we were or even who we were with. I can’t remember the song that was playing or what was in my glass. But I remember the touch.
Too afraid to let go, yet too afraid of what it meant. We didn’t move our hands.
That night we left together.
Over twenty years later I can still feel that touch. I don’t know where you are, or what you’re doing now. But I like to think you feel it too.
A moment to feel,
A lifetime to remember,
Some hurts never mend.
32 thoughts on “Do You Remember?”
A lovely brief encounter! I’m sure he remembers as well. thank you for participating!
I like to think he does 😉
Touch like that lingers in the mind, for sure.
One to keep in the memory box 🙂
That touch that can linger and sear the memory forever. Too bad, there is no closure, yet.
No closure, but it’s still a memory that makes me smile 🙂
Some of those brief connections cut so deep in the most wonderful ways! love this.
Thanks for reading 🙂
My pleasure, Helen!
Delightful Helen, you capture that moment of touch so well.
I wish this had a happier ending for you, Helen. There are touches that stay with us.
I think of it as a happy memory, it was a bit of a movie moment and we don’t get many of them 😉
This is so nice. reminded me of such moments I have had.
This is from a poem I wrote 40 years ago….
just could seem to capture that everlasting song
because the evelasting moment
is permenantly gone.
the longing, the pang of love is buried within the remembering lines. this is sad yet so beautiful.
Thank you 🙂
you’re welcome, Helen! 🙂
Oh wow! This is heartbreakingly beautiful. </3 It still remains a mystery on how such a beautiful beginning could end up tragically. I hope your heart mends.
everyone needs to have their heartbroken, even the sad endings can make happy memories 🙂
I completely agree. They often do. 🙂
Almost unbearably poignant!
Thanks for reading 🙂
Ditto to Rosemary’s comment.
off to Virginia
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say/FeeL there are two
things i’LL never Now
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things i do give for
free and share with
FriEnds too.. Free is
always Romance when Free..
as Fearless LovE noWinGs..
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Loving your comment 🙂
Beautiful and poignant.
Well done! ❤
Brief encounters have a way of staying with us. Well written.
Great stories (novels and those unspoken) are written about just this. They remember; we all remember. Well done and thanks for sharing!
You’ve packed a punch in this compact haibun and I love it. Some memories of lost love never fade.