Beyond the Outline

Don’t tell me about your past.  We remember it differently.

Likewise, don’t tell me about your future.  We envision it separately.

Don’t tell me how you see yourself.  We know who you are to me.

Please, don’t tell me “I am ugly”.  We know why I smile today.

I reply, in one final breathe, my love for you is unconditional and eternal…



Inspired by the post, An Outline, by The Adventures of Rosebud.


A Snapshot of Life that turns into a Memory

We chatted about the past
Discussed our plans for the future
Drank a fulfilling beer
And challenged our alcohol stamina with a round of shots

Then, as I was about to leave
She grabbed me
Looked me deep in the eyes
And whispered into my ear

“You are one of my closest friends”
Encapsulating the moment with a hug
One… Two… Three… Four…
The seconds count away

The beating in my chest augments
The moment starts to diminish
My mind grasping for reality
And my being stretches out for the truth

I am lost, confused, and troubled
Although, my heart, dedication, and soul are unwavering
She is beautiful, youthful, and sensational
Although, her mind, spirit, and thoughts are perplexing.