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Dark Whistling: An Abbreviated Melody


I think that she thinks that I want little to do with her. And perhaps she thinks that I think (and rightly so) that she wants little to do with me. So now we exchange occasional emails and calls.

A scene from a lousy romantic comedy includes a sage friend telling the protagonist that in relationships, "There's a window in time when any two people can get together. But after that window closes . . . nothing." I wonder.

If timing is everything, then being in the right place at the right time means success. Conversely, being at the wrong place at the wrong time results in failure. But I have seen too many examples to the contrary. Poor timing a success. A perfectly timed disaster.

Moments filled with opportunity do return anew. So what will it be?

her embrace
genuine, yet
only a dream

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Matthew Caretti, Haibun Today, March 2012.


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