The year was 1987, and I was all about working, striving, and having nothing but fun. I was also about fooling around, and just having a good time, if you know what I mean. I wasn’t looking for love, although the concept of it was “Eh… if it happens ok, if not, ok.” I didn’t care back then. I was 20 years old, and the social butterfly back then with not a care in the world, life was about one big party right after the other.
That day I remember all too well,
partying the night before,
and hung over the following morn,
when opening the store.
Just like any other day,
I wanted it to move fast.
There would be yet another party,
and I didn’t want to show up last.
Wishing my cup of coffee
was an intravenous drip,
its filtration wasn’t working all that quick,
yet, I just kept taking quick sips.
The store’s doorbell rang,
and up I sprang…
to beat my co-worker’s
my hangover in remission.
Suddenly our eyes did meet
as if it was destiny was playing a hand,
Hell, this was not what I had planned.
His charismatic smile nearly dropped me to my knees,
He requested to see the new inventory,
I shook my head and replied;
“I beg your pardon, please?”
We both then laughed a bit,
like that out of a comedy skit,
for this was love at first sight that hit!
Ah, yes… I remember that day all too well,
as it were yesterday.
How I wish I could turn back the hands of time,
Then you would still be mine.
[Picture provided by Unsplash.com – Justyn Warner]