Queuing up to use cash machine at train station.
Girl in front. Long hair. Fruity perfume.
Tap tap tapping her feet.
Queue moves forward. She drops her purse. I swoop down. Pick it up. She turns around.
‘Oh thank you!’ Big wide smile. Warms my soul.
She turns around again.
And starts tap tap tapping her feet again.
My heart is racing. Skin burning.
Queue moves forward and it’s her turn to use cash machine.
She gets money out.
I get money out.
She goes to the platform.
She is the one. My one true love.
The first person to smile at me in months. The first person to speak to me in months.
She must be thinking about me, as she climbs on the train. Sits down. Opens her book and begins to read.
I bet she’s not even reading. Day dreams about me replacing words on the page.
When she pulls out a phone. Starts tap tap tapping on it. I bet she’s telling all her friends about the great guy she just met.
I follow her all afternoon. When she pops to the pharmacy, meets her friends for coffee and goes to the hair dresser, I’m there too. In her mind and behind her. Watching.
Watching my one true love. Being truly lovely.
She’s walking along a road full of terraced houses. Pretty road. Smells like roses.
Stops outside one of the houses.
Looks at me.
Brown eyes pierce my heart.
‘STOP following me!’
She pushes the door open and the slam echoes all over the street.
I stay. My insides warming. Head light.
Make a note of her house number.
My one true love.
I’ll watch you forever.