hopeful ≠ helpful

everyday he waits outside

hopeful that she’ll see him
a passing glance
that could by chance
linger
and thereby free him
he waits at lunch
he waits at five
she smiled once
he came alive

swagger-1565642_960_720she is all he cares about
her eyes her smile her hair
he’s become her prisoner
and she is unaware
and what would come of meeting her
of saying something clever
could he be her future,
could they make it last forever?
he starts to lose his courage
his mind turns to machinery
here she comes
and there he goes
he fades into the scenery
pity please this lonely guy
who lives on hope
while life goes by

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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by tndstudioz, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – hopeful
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