you walked by as a stranger
I nodded my head politely
it was in response to your muffled greeting
what did you say?
you seemed familiar and then not at all
the next day it happened again
I didn't remember seeing you before
but somehow I knew I'd see you again
and then day after day
for weeks you were there
passing by me as I waited for the bus
the mumbled greeted was joined by a smile
some eye contact
and then a hearty hello!
and then one day you stopped to talk
and we were strangers no more
I knew your name and you knew mine
and for awhile everything was nice
and then one day you weren't there
you didn't pass by
there was no morning chat
I checked my watch
this was the time
where were you?
I got on the bus, regretfully, how had I missed you?
but the next day you didn't show either
and then the days turned into weeks
and my stranger love was gone
faded to memory
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