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- Propose Part Two Elyssa’s Perspective I hadn’t expected Allie to propose. I couldn’t think straight. She doesn’t even know me. She thinks she does, but I haven’t told her the truth yet. The bathroom is empty thankfully. Each stall is separated by full walls with wooden doors, the way every bathroom should be. Whose bright idea was it to leave gaps anyway? Does it actually save that much money on materials? Hiding in the first stall, I expect Allie to come running after me. I expect my phone to buzz with her concerned texts and calls. Neither thing happens. I just stand there sniffling into too soft toilet paper. This restaurant is ridiculously fancy. I should’ve know. The bathroom door opens. Two girls walk in talking about how awful their double date is. I lift my hand. “Silencio.” My stall seals, blocking the outside sounds. Allie doesn’t know that I’m a witch. Being gay is easier than being a witch. My friends were all supportive of the former. None of them know the latter. I can’t see the terror in Allie’s eyes when I tell her. I can’t deal with her looking at me like I’m a dangerous freak. I wanted to tell Allie at the right time. But if I don’t tell her now, then I’ll lose her. My throat tightens. I’ll never be able to go back and speak the words. So I pull out my phone. The ringing fills my ear. It goes to voicemail. Allie must be pissed. Her voicemail beeps. “Hi, Allie. I’m so sorry that I ...
Latest Poetry Post
- Bitter Burn A thin stream of smoke rises from the match, twisting towards the ceiling. Relief rushes her head. But her stomach continues to churn, moving too fast to calm now. The harsh burning smell covers the lavender candle scent. She succeeded, she tells herself, reminds herself. But memory stings. Leaving her old home did not stop the reminiscing. The flame flickers. The wick burns. Images of the past invade her vision,old feelings fill her veins,she relives them,she relishes them,they demand to be remembered. It’s only when the purple candle wax pools that the smell of lavender permeates the room, chasing away the bitter burning.
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