Searching through the narrow tunnels of gray
a memory arises, like a sliver of light piercing fog,
pushing aside the dark and dank:
gentle breezes,hair on tip-toe
deluge of drizzles, dizzily moist
fragrant earth, musky breath
flutter of butterflies, buttery fingers
velvety moss, finger-tip sparklers
benevolent sunshine, lukewarm inferno
Ah! the might of a stolen kiss!
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This picture at first sight took me to a dark place but the light at the end of the tunnel led me to the beginning of a tunnel: a hallway in my college, not very different from the picture in that it was long -dark-dank. At the end of that hallway ,during break, stood my boyfriend waiting for me, in front of the principals office…the best place to meet without generating gossip.
I struggled to recreate that romantic moment in words..maybe because we wanted to steal kisses but actually didn’t …or maybe because the moment belongs to a different lifetime…or maybe it was a dream and this boyfriend was just a figment of my imagination.
My boyfriend and I lost touch on the day of my marriage…one minute he was there looking deep into my eyes, the next he was lost in the crowd. I have never seen him since…I suspect my husband is holding him captive in a dark underground tunnel..
I dedicate this poem to my one and only boyfriend on the occasion of his recent birthday.
This 56 word poem is written in response to the 100 word photo challenge posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Field each week.
Click on the ‘blue frog’ below to read other amazing takes, that fellow Friday Fictioneers have, on the same photo prompt: