The rain pelts down,
staining her porcelain pale face.
The droplets land on her lashes
and fall into her wild, searching eyes.
She shakes her head,
cold rain sprays off her and
showers the dark pavement,
which almost shimmers with her reflection.
Then, off she goes again,
scouring the overpopulated town,
looking for his face.
The pounding of her feet and the
panting of her breath
are all that’s audible
A flash of blond on the sidewalk
disappears in a blur around the
She rubs the unwanted rain out of her
and begins running.
She flings herself around the corner
greeted only by umbrella-clad faces.
She slows to a walk in defeat
but continues on.
A glimpse of turquoise through a shop window,
only to be lost in the dizzying city ads.
A lanky body in a phone booth,
a boyish smile seen in a bus window,
seductive eyes everywhere.
drowning in the unforgiving rain,
Falling onto her knees, she gives over to the
letting it fall silently,
streaming down her face,
her tears remain clandestine.
As the rain slows to a misty sprinkle,
she looks up.
Hawaiian-Ocean–blue eyes gaze back,
A gasp of hope catches in her throat,
and a piece of glitter on her eyelid
can almost be seen as a twinkle in her
The vision looks straight at her,
smiles his devious smile,
She gets up to join him,
wanting to clasp hands and follow him,
but he turns and begins walking.
She prepares to sprint when he
looks back and
their eyes lock.
fall into his deceitful face
before he turns and
She knows this is the last time,
and waits for the rain to stop.