my Valentine

 

I walked into the restaurant. The staff whisked by me.
I found my friends waving.
“Busy, this place,” I took my seat.
“It’s Valentine’s Day,” they chuckled.
Couples occupied other tables.
We ordered our food and exchanged our Valentine’s gifts.

“We were over there. A year ago.”
I turned to where my friend was pointing.
They then started to talk about something or somebody, but I fixated.
We had been at the same restaurant with my husband who had been in remission.
Soon, my heart began beating fast.
My fingertips felt cold. I felt a shiver spreading up my shoulders.
My throat was tightening.
I took a long breath, in silence, discreetly.
My friends’ voices grew clear. The scene around our table became steady.
I focused on my plate and the conversation.

After the dinner, I got in the car and headed home alone.
He had left me with two vicious dogs in the jungle. There had to be a reason.

 

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “my Valentine

Please leave a message. ご意見、ご感想、お願いします。

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.