This photo is MAGPIE TALES’ prompt this week.

I looked over her shoulder
to see the note I delivered
upon the request of our mutual friend

I was restless with anticipation –
our friend would surely break the news
that love found me at last  that weekend

I visited home. There was no excitement
in my friend’s smile. Instead she pulled away
and tried to shield the note from my eyes

too late. I caught the words –
“you are the one he truly likes.”
I steeled myself to  not  fall apart.


The poem was inspired by the above picture prompt from Magpie Tales.   Click the links to read wonderful responses.  Thank you for coming by.  🙂

P.S.  The piece is based on a true story.


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