First Date

by Kate   May 3, 2020


Do you remember our first date?
That downtown Chinese place?
You told me that you couldn’t wait
So we both dipped out of work mid-day.

Do you remember how I couldn’t breathe
From all the jokes that you were whispering?
Or maybe it was the crystal green
Of your bright eyes shining back at me.

And when we left it started pouring rain.
But we danced the sidewalks right off Maine.
I knew right then I’d never feel the same.
You get me drunk like cheap champagne.

Your lips on mine felt like a pure buzz,
Like for once I’d finally be enough.
Hoping you would always call my bluff
When the winds in our sails got too tough.

I knew I’d fallen in love back then;
You’d set my heart aflame all over again.
But beautiful things come to an inevitable end
Now I can’t say we even call each other friends.

** Note **
This is supposed to have a song like melody, so some of the words don’t quite rhyme unless sung that way. Just a rough draft of what I’ve done so far!

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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Walter

    I love the flow and the feel to this Kate. A superb write and added to my favourites!

  • 1 month ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Even without the note at the end, I was trying to find words to describe the "song like melody". I think it flowed just fine. And it felt easy, not rushed or forced, the way you talked about the first date and (first?) love. Something with such innocence, yet such energy, I couldn't help but feel carefree reading this. Then the heaviness of the last few lines, and kind of the bluntness of realizing beautiful things come to an end. I kind of had an experience like that. And I tried to prolong it, but it wasn't meant to be. There's that bitterness in maybe never knowing if the two of you were meant to be, or if this was just fate. Something so enlivening, then fades away...

    Love reading your work, Kate!

    • 1 month ago

      by Kate

      Thank you! I wish it were based on true events but it’s not. The feeling behind it, absolutely. Losing someone you love when you thought you’d have forever, or at least longer than you did, is something I’ve dealt with especially in the last two years or so. Glad you liked it!

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