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The Leather Jacket

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The Leather Jacket

I knew that he often stared at me…
in the cafeteria or on the crowded elevator
but his reflex was swift… or so he thought
each time he’d avert his eyes just as I'd raise mine
 
         He’d decided he was no longer willing to keep this secret 
         Listening to his heart wildly beat whenever he saw her
         He’d been hesitant to speak; unable to risk rejection
         But on a cold wintry morning, attraction inspires
         He vowed he’d find a moment when he could say something…
         But what would he say? He felt hopeless.

                Why doesn’t he say something? I wonder…
                Can’t he feel the connection? 
                 I know he stares at me and he thinks I’m unaware
                Like just this morning on the crowded elevator
                I could feel his eyes fixated upon my back 
                And that caused my heart to skip beats
                As a matter of fact, I feel his eyes this moment…
                Should I turn around and say, “Hi?”

                Oh well…here comes the rain
                My car’s parked up the street so I’ll have to run for it.
                “Hi”, the voice spoke, “the rain’s not letting up, huh?”
                A smile broke out before she looked up at him
               “So it seems.  And my umbrella’s locked in my car, up the street.”
                “I’m Jason Stone…from Advertising”
                “And I’m Emma Ward…Finance”
               “Nice to meet you”…they chimed together, laughing
               “Would you like to get some coffee next door?”
               “Yes, I’d like that.”
                Gently, he placed his warm leather jacket on my shoulders.
~*~
06/8/13
For the: "Leather Jacket on Shoulders" Contest

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 4:34:00 PM

    love this, my friend. So glad to see it was a winner. I'm just catching up on my comments before going to bed. Love to you and Andrea xx

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 12:12:00 AM

    "tremendously awesome........... congrats!!! SKAT"

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 3:47:00 PM

    Annalise congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 9:15:00 AM

    So romantic! Love it. Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 4:17:00 AM

    Sweet and romantic story Annalise. Hugs

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 2:18:00 PM

    nicely done Annalise ;}

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 1:50:00 PM

    Nicely written and enjoyable to read. Good luck with this in the contest.

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 11:24:00 AM

    beautiful romantic write - hope you're having a great weekend x

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 5:37:00 AM

    this is beautiful Annalise....I like how you waited till the end to introduce the leather jacket.....great write...

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 3:01:00 AM

    Excellent write. Cheers.

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:50:00 PM

    Lovely Annalise it it will do well I am sure...Seren

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:10:00 PM

    Fantastic version for the contest. I love the romantic way you did yours!