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Rejection

She looked up at me and smiled. I smiled back. Or was I the first to smile and she smiled back? I don’t remember.

Rejection is a poem written and shared by Lynn White to The Ugly Writers under the theme After The Storm for the month of June.

 

Rejection

 

It’s not that I’m not tempted,

she said

and I don’t want to offend you.

She took my hand briefly,

to show no offense

was intended,

then let it go.

I held on to hers

as she explained.

Then we walked in silence

for quite a long way

enveloped in the dark night.

Hand in hand.

Quiet footsteps

that didn’t break the silence.

She looked up at me and smiled.

I smiled back.

Or was I the first to smile

and she smiled back?

I don’t remember.

It doesn’t matter,

but we still don’t remember.

 

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Lynn White
I live in north Wales. I have been writing at various points in my life since I was in my teens. My work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people I has known or imagined. I am especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.
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