Monday, August 20, 2012

Knew

She knew him,
He knew her
And they knew each,
As you can see.

And somewhere in
That knowing,
A spark came to life.

One would liken it
To a stray spark
From a raging fire,
Small and non descript.
Sure to burn out
In two snaps of
One's fingers.

To her,
It was equal
To a star being born,
Even though others saw it
As a shining dot
In the sky, to her
It was a raging inferno.

She knew him,
He knew her
And they knew each other,
As you can see.

They did know each other,
The knew the feel
Of each others' bare skins,
They knew each others'
Rhythms.

They knew little bits
Of facts whispered
Into the dark
Before slumber stole
Their attentions.

In that knowing,
There was a shift,
The spark started to fade,
The star began to die
And as easily as
It came to be,
It ceased to be.

She knew him,
He knew her
And they knew each other,
As you can see.

Knew.
Past tense.
Not "know" or "knows"
But knew.

Time pasts as
It is wont to do
And they ceased
Knowing each other.

Every now and then,
Then and now,
They would see each other.

He would see her,
And she would not see him,
She would see him,
And he would not see her.

On both occasions,
They would look,
Look hard, hoping
The other would see them,
At the same time,
Hoping they would not.

Sometimes,
They would see each other,
A smile, a nod,
A polite "Hi, how are you?"
Would be exchanged.

Simply because
At one point in time
She knew him,
He knew her
And they knew each other.


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7 comments:

olsfred James said...

reading this made me think of someone... someone i knew. thanks

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I just feel like I lived through a whole lifetime of love here. Powerful - you're one of my favorites, kimolisa.

Mary said...

Wow, this really tells a story of a relationship. So many relationships perhaps. To go from not knowing, to knowing well, to knowing VERY well, to ceasing to know well, to only waving hello... Very sad really, but reality. Life well written here.

manicddaily said...

Yes. You use a kind of biblical knowing here - but expand - as you do with seeing, using the words in so many parameters to explore a relationship. Well done. k.

Poet Laundry said...

Wow...felt this one with some chills. You really nailed it--so, so good.

Brian Miller said...

it happens surely.....love and then not...and its always best if those are non awkward moments in meeting but...to know and be know is a beautiful thing...if even for a time...

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