May I hold your hand again?


“I didn’t expect to see you here.” I sat beside him.

He nodded silently.

“He wanted to stay with me…remember?” Words stuck in my throat.

He took a deep breath – “…she doesn’t come to meet me.”

I turned my face away to wipe a teardrop from the corner of my eye before it could fall; I turned it back and saw him blinking his eyes to stop his tears.

He cleared his throat – “Remember this place used to be a park?…we came here with them.”

I smiled and looked ahead – “they’ve cut down all the trees now…”

“I sat here and watched them cut the trees; similarly they cut us out of their lives…they forgot that we’d given them whatever they needed to live…” He sighed.

photo-20170501154634901photo prompt is provided by Loretta Notto

“We fought over their custody and now the kids have left us here in this old-age home.”

He put his hand on…

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