I saw her from the corner of my eye.
Older, dressed differently. Deep in conversation with her friends.
But that voice.
There was still music in it. Just like I remembered.
I stood closer, trying to catch her eye, feeling more and more uncomfortable as I waited for a break in the conversation. Finally, she noticed me. “Can I help you?” No, recognition, no music anymore.
Remember when we were lovers? I thought. “Sorry, thought you were someone else”.
“Who was that?” my girlfriend asked.
“Just someone I used to know.” I said and tuned back to my affairs.
Written by Peter Larsen
Peter is a secondary teacher at Traralgon College in Victoria, Australia.