Three Things Challenge #470. Today’s three things are:
LURKING, STARTED, THERE
I saw you lurking there, every day as I passed the tube station entrance.
At first, I was nervous. Were you a danger, I wondered?
I became curious and would glance your way a little more each time.
My curiosity gained strength. I made excuses to pass your way.
I’d Benny out for a walk. He was an excellent judge of character.
He loved you immediately. You loved each other. It made me smile.
We began to nod in recognition. Smiling at the friendship.
One day I stopped and said hello.
You shook my hand and I asked, “Do you need anything?”
“A little food, now and then. Friendship.”
Friendship was easy and food was plentiful.
We started a kerbside family, with hotpot from home, occasionally fish and chips from the chipper down the street.
You brought me out of myself, away from my own small worries. You gave me purpose other than work, bills, weight to lose.
Then one day, you had gone. Nobody knew where. I never found out.
Friendship found, then lost. Loneliness threatened.
But I looked up at the sky underneath we shared so many happy times and knew that I would be okay. I could be as lonely or as involved as I chose.
Benny and I had learned awareness and now looked outside ourselves for happiness. (222 words)