It feels like it was yesterday,
Though it’s been several months,
That fateful encounter in Whole Foods,
While I was getting my lunch.
I was standing at the checkout,
When an old crush walked by,
And I immediately stared down at the counter,
I didn’t want to catch his eye.
Normally I’m pretty composed,
Or at least I can appear to be,
But there is unexplainable chaos,
In the effect this person has on me.
I rush the cashier,
I decline my receipt,
I turn to run for my car,
When something immediately stops my feet.
It was a lady with a shopping cart,
But I saw a goalie blocking my net,
She stood between,
Me and my smooth exit.
She let out a scream,
Because I caught her off guard,
I T-boned her cart,
With both legs and arms.
I hoped he hadn’t heard her,
I hoped she hadn’t seen my face,
I was completely mortified,
I felt like a disgrace.
I could feel my flushed skin,
My red cheeks and neck,
I had to get out of here,
Now, right this sec!
But there was a small problem,
When I got out the door,
I couldn’t find my car,
It was very busy at the store.
I paced and I paced,
Pretending to search in my bag,
Pretending I was distracted by my phone,
Trying to come up with some sort of gag.
After what felt like an hour,
But was at least 5-10 minutes,
I found my car,
And immediately got in it.
I was still shaking,
As I fled the scene,
But I never looked up,
To see if he had seen.
While weak knees are fun,
Exciting and exhilarating,
They can disable your brain,
And prohibit any concentrating.
© Regina Mast 2016