An Unexpected Encounter

by Hellon   Feb 8, 2017

You said you saw me waving
from across the crowded bistro..

I felt your gaze and
as I turned
our eyes locked briefly
my glance fell
loosing the moment


your smile danced towards me
and, as you followed it,
panic spilled my drink
as trembling hands
fought for control
but failed.

Suddenly you were by my side
mopping my embarrassment
in your napkin.
I blushed as you said "hi"
and ordered me a fresh juice.

I could smell the sea
on your skin and,
as the ocean reflected
in your asked
if you could join me then,
sat down before I could answer


as our smiles collided,
somewhere between
strangers and friends
you asked for my number.

Should I give it to you?
I think I will!


Someday I may tell you
I was not waving at you
I was just swatting a fly


not today.

@Hellon 8th February 2017

Note: An older poem re-vamped .


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  • 7 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I love the descriptive flow of this. The innocence of a romantic encounter with all the embarressment and the little twist with the fly. You have a knack for bringing vivid realism to your poetry which draws in the reader. Capturing a moment in time that seems so real and will surely resonate with anyone who has had an experience of awkwardness when meeting a stranger. Very well written and enjoyable piece. Milly x

  • 1 year ago

    by ddavidd

    How refreshing, youthful, feminine and delightfully descriptive this piece is!

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    What a wonderful twist of fate...maybe. Really enjoyed reading this poem


  • 1 year ago


    I liked your poem a lot Hellon. So descriptive and one that made me want to read on to the very end.
    I also loved your clever lines used, 'your smile danced towards me', that was just one of the great lines you used. Well done!

  • 1 year ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    I thought I recalled this in an earlier version. Still leaves me smiling at the splendiferous chance that sometimes propels our lives into directions we would not have gone otherwise.

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