The Unacknowledged Gesture

… to explain, but it always seemed sort of half-assed and pathetic in the end. I mean, how do I justify something like that? Should I? It happened. I’m responsible. I wanted it to be something special, memorable, important. Instead, it’s just a cake dropped on the floor, a present no one wanted, a kind word that comes out awkward and insensitive. I don’t know what the worst of it is because it’s all the worst part: what she said and didn’t say, what everyone else is thinking about it, and what I’m left with which is nothing and no where to go. What I really wanted was …

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