(Written for #FWF Free Write Friday)
I am John. Also known as ‘The corner guy’.
If you’ve been here long enough, you know who I am.
And if you don’t know me, let me clarify that I am not in-sane. I am in-love.
I still remember that day, 21 autumns back, when my dear Jenny turned around this very corner and never came back. I yelled after her despite my sore throat,
“I’ll wait for you forever”.
I’m still here as promised, but she never came back. There hasn’t been a day when I haven’t sat on this very piece of concrete waiting for her. My apartment window sits facing me grimly, but I have no intention of going back home, lest she comes back looking for me and I miss seeing her.
I regret giving her no choice other than leaving me. I was a broken man then. I am a shattered man now. With every breath I try to piece together my heart which broke into a million pieces, with the hope that when she sees me again, I shall be whole.
Maybe they’ll write a book about me someday. Maybe they’ll make a movie. Maybe they laugh at me for being the weird guy who writes and sings love songs on his guitar. Maybe they think I am an epitome of true love.
There are a lot of maybes. But just one you.
Jen darling, if you are out there, you know where to find me. Just around our favourite corner.
Let’s give love another chance.