On the corner of 26th Street

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Whatever happens, happens once.  It’s ephemeral like passing mist.
Somewhat like the taste of dark chocolate, the night less than nocturnal;
life is brutal that way, the moments that touch us are also those we can
never hold onto for long.

I write them down every chance I get. The exquisite blend of hot and
cold; that is life. When I found him, I learned things I never knew about
myself. How I long to kiss his lips, shapely as a rosebud, sometimes I
still my thoughts in hopes of hearing his heartbeat. We are many miles
apart at the moment. We will remember once when it is over, said and
done – it was a time and there was never enough of it.

By day the café is the colour of bergamot orange. I hold on to knowledge  
that it’s disposition alone that determines affinity.

 

 

Photo credits: Edward Hopper, “Automat,” 1927

Today we are asked to write inspired by a line from
“A Time,” by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke 💝

Posted for Prosery Monday: A Time @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love the melancholy of a passion lost, but still, all seems not to be lost… distances can be bridged.

    I hope for the best.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad the prose resonated with you 💄❤️

  2. The Hopper picture is perfect for your piece, Sanaa, and I love the thought that a moment is like the taste of dark chocolate, and that there are people like us who write moments down. I have an image of you sitting in that café the colour of bergamot orange, scribbling down your moments.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  3. Jane Dougherty says:

    I tend to judge these pieces entirely on how seamlessly the large, obtrusive phrase fits into the prose. It does in your piece! Very well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      That is high praise! Thank you so much, Jane 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  4. You worked the line in so well! Lovely descriptions, too. And the Hopper is perfect–she does look like she’s pondering the thoughts you describe. I used that same image for a different prosery prompt. 😀

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Merril 😀 I enjoyed writing prose tonight. It was my first time participating, so glad you liked it! 💄❤️

      (thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  5. Lucy says:

    Very beautiful. Fantastic writing and take on the prompt!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Christine says:

    That is truly beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Christine 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  7. Ever the romantic, this one is gentle, whimsical, and very loving. Love is well represented out here on the trail tonight.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so glad the prose resonated with you 💄❤️

  8. gillena says:

    We hold to our memories as we journey along
    Nice

    Happy Monday

    Much💝love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

      Happy Monday to you too!
      Much love …

  9. rob kistner says:

    Touching Sanaa, bittersweet. Love the Hopper.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  10. Dale says:

    I agree, you inserted the line perfectly. This was a beautiful, wistful piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dale 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  11. Great story. I believe you are right, in the end it is disposition that draws us together and creates that affinity/infinity!
    Dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 🙂 so good to see you 💄❤️

  12. Ken Gierke says:

    The heart missis a beat, in reading this longing for a missed love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ken 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  13. Kerfe says:

    Memories that only intensify with time.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  14. Sarah Connor says:

    You’ve woven the line in beautifully. Which came first, the image or the prose? They fit together so well.

    1. Sanaa says:

      The prose came first. Thank you so much, Sarah 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  15. Misky says:

    I hardly realised the line was in there. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Misky 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  16. Helen says:

    Sanaa, your first paragraph drew me into that cafe … from there I wanted to stay. I love the Hopper art and your prosery.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  17. ayala says:

    You worked the line in so well. A lovely render.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ayala 🙂 so good to see you 💄❤️

  18. A perfect piece of art to convey your lovely words!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  19. I’m struck with the thought of life being hot and cold…so true. Also identify with the “ships passing in the night” flavor of your write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 😀 so glad the prose resonated with you 💄❤️

  20. Bill says:

    A very enjoyable read. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bill 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  21. Sara McNulty says:

    Love the poem and the painting you used!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

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