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She’d never felt more distant
Nothing short of brilliant
Every emotion subjucated
No longer to be debated
Clearly clinically able to solve
The dilemna now facing all
Able momentarily to stall
Table her love and end the siege
Diving into the breech
A solution all could believe in
Honest true and without spin
Even though her heart now ached
Knowing the cost she’d not escaped
Daring hoping he’d understand
Her inability to speak beforehand
Her sideways glance saw the shock
A smile twitched as he took stock
Of what she’d accomplished
A war on two turfs averted
Anna welcomed everyone. She was a natural at placing regulars and new arrivals at ease. Hiring her was the best move Frank ever made. Youthful, vibrant, a seeker of life, that summed up a part of who she was. Loving and caring following closely behind.
Other’s held the position before her, showing xenophobic tendencies (stranger fearing) as he described them. Not so Anna, thankfully. Every visitor to his humble abode was welcomed with open arms. He found her a constant delight, refreshing, open.
Still, he hadn’t been able to make inroads into her heart. With him, she was standoffish, distant, on alert. He wondered why. A gentleman from start to finish, he took his cues from her, responding accordingly. Frank remained careful, holding her at arm’s length, never crossing boundaries or moving too fast.
He valued everything about her. With time, he hoped she’d see him in a different light but short of asking her outright and endangering the fragile gift of friendship they currently shared, he was at a loss. Dare he risk losing her by asking for more? Time, he’d give it a little more time and then he’d make his move. Perhaps time would provide the answers he sought.