It Happens Like That Sometimes

You saunter in.
I’m alone.

I look away
I always do.

I’m writing.

You don’t know
I know you

but I do

you feel
like you
know me

from somewhere,
that’s because
you do.

is flickering
in the night.

Old flames
are wont to

© N Nazir 2022

Written for Sammi Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt: Saunter, 51 words

Also shared for Ragtag Daily Prompt: Flickering

*This song has been an earworm for days now. I hereby pass it on to you. Enjoy ❤

*In case an old flame happens to be reading this, I just want to confirm that it’s fiction.

34 thoughts on “It Happens Like That Sometimes

  1. A lot said, an entire lifetime perhaps, in so few words. As someone once remarked, the past is always with us, and it can cause a few fires–of unknown origin of course–when we rake the coals. I love short forms, and you’ve made this one fly.

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