‘Strangers Collide’ Series

Part 7:The Appointment


Weeks went by.
Cindy and John
communicated nonstop
and met regularly.

Their friendship was blossoming
into a beautiful relationship
and it was clear they were
the center of each other’s world.

One day the following event occurred…

Cindy,  would you like
to have drinks after work?
It’s been a while since we hung out!

Sorry Mel, I need to get home.
I have an appointment!
Maybe some other time?

Sure, no worries!
See you tomorrow…
2 hrs later, a text came through…
Cindy, can I over for a few minutes?
I have a few designs
I’d like to show you
for my huge presentation next week.
I could really use your input
to narrow it down to my best five.

Gosh Karen, I’d love to help,
but can we do that tomorrow?
I’m rushing to get a few things done.
I have an appointment later.

An appointment?
Who has an appointment at night?
What kind of appointment is that?

I’ll tell you all about it another time,
but right now I really have to go!

Okay, no problem,
you’re being all mysterious,
but I DO want details. Bye…
30 minutes later the phone rings…

Hello mom, are you ok?

Her mom:
Yes dear, just calling to see
how you’re doing!

Oh thanks mom, I’m great,
but can I call you in the morning,
I need to jump in the shower.
I have to get ready.

Her mom:
Get ready for what dear?

I have an appointment.
I’ll tell you about it another time.

Her mom:
Okay honey, please be careful!
What kind of appointment
happens at this time of night?
Is a boy coming over?

Geez mom, NO!!!
A boy is NOT coming over.
I’ll fill you in another time,
but right now I REALLY have to go.

Her mom:
Okay dear.
Please remember to be respectable.
Good night!

Geez mom! Yes I’ll be respectable…
G’nite mom…

It’s 9:55 pm. Five more minutes.
She’s ready. She’s excited.
She can’t wait for ‘The Appointment’.

Contents written: August 13 2016
Originally published: September 1 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises

Part 6: Uproar


Startled by the crowd’s sudden outburst
John and Cindy stared at each other
in utter amazement as the crowd chanted,
Say yes! Say yes! Say yes! Say yes!

Cindy laughed hysterically
then nodded her answer
as she whispered softly,

The crowd cheered,
and by all accounts
this was an epic first date
to be remembered forever.

The two exchanged numbers
and made their way
through the cheering crowd
towards the exit.

But before she left,
Cindy ran back
to give the cafe owner
a special thank you.

She gave him the biggest hug
she could muster,
then kissed him playfully
on his forehead.

Being an older man in his sixties,
he blushed,
and in customary Asian fashion,
bowed in humility.

But before she could make it
out the door he yelled half-jokingly,
in his heavy Asian accent,
And no more fainting in my cafe!
Commotion bad for business!!!
Bad for my heart too!!!

The crowd busted out laughing
as did Cindy and John, 
and with that, they exited the cafe.

Contents written: August 31 2016
Originally published: August 31 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises

Part 5: Revived


The ambulance arrived,
and as a precaution,
the medics gave the woman
a thorough inspection.

The bump on her head was small.
Pain meds would ease her discomfort.
Any persistent or sharp headaches,
meant she should to get to the ER ASAP.

As the medics left, the crowd dispersed,
and so the handsome gentleman
was finally alone with the fair lady,
but all eyes were curiously focused on them.

I’m pleased you wanted to see me again,
I’m just sorry my sudden arrival startled you.
I’m notoriously early, never expected
it would ever cause such a commotion.
I’m John.

Pleased to meet you officially,  John.
I’m Cindy.  Don’t be sorry,
I was extremely nervous.
I was completely amazed
that my idea worked.

I’m glad you thought of it!
I’m here apartment hunting.
Probably wouldn’t have met
you again otherwise.

Wow! I knew it!
You are from out of town!
So fun of you to play along.
I’ve never done anything like this before,
was worried you’d think me too forward.

No. I thought it was rather clever.
I’ve never done anything like this either.
I was quite thrilled —
Felt like something from a movie.

I agree.
There was just something about you…

They both smiled…

Would you like to meet again?

The onlookers, erupted in unison,
as if they forgot
they were eavesdropping…
SAY YES!!!!!

Contents written: August 29 2016
Originally published: August 30 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises

Part 4: The Touch


The sudden commotion
Made her the center of attention
As several voices uttered suggestions
On how to revive her.

An ice pack made its way
To her upheld head
Via the nervous hands
Of the cafe owner.

He did not expect
A simple sign and $50 dollars
Would lead to all this mayhem!
“An ambulance is on the way!”

The handsome gentleman,
In whose hands her head rested,
Was concerned that he was the cause
Of her current dilemma.

His gentle face wore a furrowed brow
While his kind eyes searched her face
For signs of revival but there were none.
“It wasn’t supposed to be like this! “

As the cafe owner
Continued to hold the ice pack in place,
The handsome gentleman
Gently brushed the tossled hair from her face.

His fingertips gently caressed her cheeks,
Outlined her dimpled chin,
Traced the bridge of her tiny nose,
Then circled her lips.

Cafe owner:
Sir, do you know this woman?

Handsome gentleman:
No, not really.
We met once in passing,
But I don’t really know who she is.
The sign out front was meant for me.
She wanted to meet me again…

At those words, a mumble traveled
Through the gathered crowd.
It’s him! He’s the one!
It’s her. She’s the one who left the sign!”

He took her hand and kissed it.
Then once again caressed her flushed cheeks,
Hoping to see her beautiful lips smile again
Like they did when she and he first met.

Suddenly, her eyes began to open.
Her hand reached for her head.
She winced in pain.
She had fallen pretty hard.

Confused, her eyes scanned
The circle of faces gathered around her,
Then found their resting place
Locked to his in time and space.

“What’s going on? Oh my gosh, did I faint?”
The handsome gentleman smiled,
“Yes you did, my fair lady, but it’s ok,
I never left your side”.

Contents written: August 18 2016 | Originally published: August 18 2016 | Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises

Part 3: May 11th


Today was the day,
Monday May 11th.
It was 8:45am.
She was nervous.

What if she did all this in vain?
What if he never saw her sign?
What if it was a one time visit?
What if she was being too forward?

Her heart was pounding so fast
She could barely breathe!
She needed to calm down.
She needed to check her face one last time.

She powdered her nose.
Reapplied some lip gloss.
Checked her hair.
Settled her dress to fit just right.

As she looked down to check her shoes,
A gentle voice said softly,
“My good sir, I rather just say hello… ”
She looked up to see it was him!

He bowed,  tipped his hat,
Then playfully said,
“Hello my good lady,
This time I will not say goodbye.”

She opened her mouth to speak
But her words failed her.
She couldn’t believe he came.
She blushed, then she fainted…

Contents written: August  14 2016  |  Originally published: August 15 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises

Part 2: The Sign

She returned to the cafe
Every day that week
Hoping to see him again.

She’d never seen him before that day.
What if he was from out of town?
What if he was just passing through?

There was an uneasiness within her,
She wanted to see him again.
Why was she in such a rush that day?

She should have found a way
To give him her number.
It all happened so fast!

On the sixth consecutive day,
Returning to the cafe at the same time,
She finally had a brilliant idea.

She could leave a sign
With a coded message
That only he would know.

The bulletin board was always crowded.
Why would he need to look there anyway?
She needed her message to have more exposure.

She asked the cafe owner for a favor.
She paid him $50
To placed her sign at the entrance.

The sign read:

Contents written: August 13 2016  |  Originally published: August 14 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises

Strangers Collide


Hair pulled back;
Face fresh,  vibrant,  beautiful.

Tall, well-dressed,
Gentle eyes,  kind smile.

He held the door for her
Then tipped his hat
As he ushered her in.

She blushed delightfully
Then curtsied as she entered
To show her amusement.

He said,
“Hello and goodbye fair lady “.

She said,
” My good sir, I rather just say hello”

Contents written: December 22 2014  | Originally published: December  23 2014  |  Copyright ©  2014-2016 Moylom Enterprises