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I Thought I Saw You Last Night

Updated on August 22, 2011

I thought I saw you last night

I was left standing stiffly

Suddenly self-conscious

It took me a moment

To check myself out

My breathing

My stance

To see if my mouth was shut

Or if my feet were on the floor

My heart was beating

My mind was racing

Or blank

Or both

I thought I saw you last night

Like nearly touching a thing you crave

Only to have it

Snatched away

In a way

It was jarring

Like the feeling of falling

That wakes you from sleep

A quick flash of panic

A sigh of relief

I thought I saw you last night

A bittersweet shudder of nearness

Then loss

The feeling lingered awhile

I may have closed my eyes

To make it last

A little



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      Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA

      What is says is, my numbers are about a third of yours, Ed. But I'm not much into stats, I'm in it for love!

      And I love when a writer I respect showers me with praise. Thanks.


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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Christopher , amazingly good ! I hate what society has done to certain words awesome ! But this is ....Christopher , you should pick up a pen and not put it down , you have a way man! I8- hubs and 180 followers says it all my friend.

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      Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

      Welcome mckbirdbks. This piece has enjoyed a limited audience though it is one of my personal favorites.

      Feel free to browse. I hope you find more to like.


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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      I am glad I started reading your Hubs with this entry. Very well done.

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      Christopher Price 7 years ago from Vermont, USA

      Thanks rider...may I call you Ken?

      I've noticed you commenting on Wayne's hubs and welcome your comments and support. I'll be checking out your hubs more thoroughly soon.

      I think I'm going to like it here due to people like you.

      And you're right...this poem was written after a chance glimpse of a fleeting figure that gave me a heart-stopping feeling I had seen a lost love I was nowhere near being over.


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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      I feel your loss and heart felt sickness. I know the feeling this poem brought back bitter sweet memories of days gone by. Nicely done. Wayne Brown sent me over for a read and I can see the talent you have as a writer, look forward to reading more. Keep hubbing.