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Distant

Distant

distant

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

 

 

 

 

 

Xenophobic #AtoZChallenge #amwriting

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.

 

 

 

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