she got away
Several years ago I met this girl. Smart, funny, passionate and full of life. At the time I was seeing someone else and so was she. Fate took us down separate paths only to have us reunite.
This happened several times. Each time we crossed paths there would be some kind of obstacle that would not let us be together. It never failed... She would be with someone and I would be single or vice versa. If it wasn't someone else then it was distance. if it wasn't distance then it was our current life situation.
She didn't know how I felt until it was too late. She and I each met wonderful people.
She's married now and i am engaged, but it wasn't until just recently that we expressed our true feelings for each other. It started out as friendly chit chat. Reminiscing about our pasts and friends. Talking about the last 14 years we've known each other and it the truth slowly began to reveal itself. Now she is leaving the country and I don't know if I'll see her again.
She came up to visit me before she leaves. We spent time together driving, talking, and just sharing time as friends do. At one point she walks over to me and says "I want to do this in case we don't get the chance again" or something to that effect... and she kisses me. Not a peck on the cheek or a small press of the lips, this had passion, fire a real moment of connection and clarity. As we kissed I drew her close. I held her in my arms. I didn't want to let go, but I knew I had to. She has her future and I have mine, but for those few seconds I knew she would have been the one. My soul mate. She would have completed me. Now that moment is gone. and I sit and wonder what could have been