Treasure Island

Harry J. Couchon Jr

(10 17 54 / Bronx New York)

A Chance Encounter


There she stood on the subway platform
Not just beautiful, gorgeous, no, a goddess
Sent down from Heaven to drive men wild
And at that moment, she smiled at me

I couldn't trust myself to speak
For fear I'd sound like a jerk
So I just smiled back at her
And then, our train pulled in

Inside the train she sat next to me
And like I always do I began a writing a poem
I could sense her reading what I wrote
Then suddenly she said 'that's beautiful'
I looked up and gazed into hazel eyes highlighted with flecks of gold
'Not as beautiful as you' I replied
'Thank you' she said blushing

We started talking about this and about that
And found out we had nothing in common
At least not enough to build a relationship on
But enough to become friends so we did

Every now and then we meet on the subway
And will gladly tell each other our latest
I read her my poetry, which she really likes
And she bitches to me about her boyfriend

And though we will never be more than friends
I'm thankful I had the chance to meet her
Because one can never really have too many friends
And this one certainly is beautiful

Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2008
Edited: Thursday, August 08, 2013

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  • Linda Ori (5/26/2008 10:41:00 AM)

    People come into our lives for 'a reason, a season, or a lifetime.' You can't put a price on a good friend. We don't have to fall in love with every person of the opposite sex that we meet, but then what is love? Sometimes it's just someone to share time with and be ourselves with no expectations. That's nice.....and so is this poem!
    Linda Midnight :) (Report) Reply

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