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Spoiler Alert Best Day Ever

As I’m walking along the bay, smelling fish,
I see fishermen on the sidewalk, lining up at a particular restaurant.
I would stop but my man wouldn't appreciate my lateness.
Maybe I deserve a bite, but I don't enjoy his disapproval.
I'm his woman.
I hope he has a surprise for me.
If he does,
then go on, fish smell.
I don't need to eat anymore 

As I live and breathe, there is my college nemesis
Standing in front of me, less than six feet away.
She is not ruining my birthday, or my surprise.
I keep walking, avoiding her eyes, but my heart beats faster.
I am a small-town girl, so not looking at someone is difficult.
Neither of us speak. I do not even glance at her eyes.

Peter is getting his little boat ready for our day voyage.
“Now for your surprise," he announces. Already!  I am amazed.
I thought he would propose later, after we get to the island.
Maybe at our favorite little restaurant. In the evening with the stars.
My heart is doing a double time dance.

“I have invited my cousin, Alexa,” he tells me. “She will be right back.”
Alexa!  Not Nemesis Alexa.

I stare at him, my mouth wide open.
“What is her last name?” I ask, my heart beating wildly.
“Hello!” Someone I despise says in a singsong voice.
I know my birthday is ruined before I turn and fake-smile.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 1/29/2019 6:25:00 PM
Ah.... too true-to-life! ;D
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/29/2019 8:46:00 PM
And you know stuff like this happened to me daily right? Before I stopped being so "out there". Now that I am subtle and sedate, I have no worries. Would you like to buy a bridge in London?
Date: 1/28/2019 9:46:00 PM
The Nemesis, maybe here rotten fish! bad smell, the spoiler of best day!-
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/28/2019 11:01:00 PM
Yes, she certainly would have been! For sure!