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Faultless Stranger


Tonight your arm draped faultlessly across the back of my chair; a swift decoration that felt like it had always been there.

An open invitation of comfort from the ideal stranger.

But I am barbwire wrapped in Christmas lights.

Maybe tonight your smile just paired bewitchingly with my lonely.

Are you the instant new beginning, or another guaranteed tragic ending?

I guess what I’m asking is, did you want to hold my hand as much as I wanted to hold yours?


Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on July 01, 2021:

"But I am barbwire wrapped in Christmas lights." A Nice image here.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 29, 2021:

Good write.

It's hard to move on and trust someone again, but that moment obviously felt right.

Trust your gut.

But don't jump off the cliff just yet.

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