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Do You Still Want To See Me, 2005

originally written in 1998, turned into prose 09-12-05

I should not be angry that you have not called me. I should learn to expect that.

I know, I know, you have a job, and I am on vacation. But do you still want to see me?
You did not promise to call, I just hoped, and maybe it is just me that was let down. I know I have a lot going on in my life, and I know there is a lot out there and I seldom get to enjoy that. So that would be why I was looking forward to hearing from you.
We got two messages on the answering machine Today, both just hang ups. And that could have been you trying to call. But if it was, you didn’t leave a message.
Well, I can at least hope, you know.
And I can say that I have been thinking about you, and that I have wanted you — and in such a short time, I think it is possible that I can miss you too.
And I want to learn more about you. And I want to have more memories with you. And I want to be able to learn from you. And I want someone to teach me something
And that someone could be you.




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