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AloneI'm the one you never see.
The one sitting all alone.
I watch and listen from afar.
But no one ever hears me.
I wish and pray that one day
I'll have a friend who sees me.
I hope that day is soon.
The day someone looks my way.
Flowers for Algernon Epilogue This town is different than where I used to live. It's much quieter. I never knew true silence till I moved to this small town in Virginia. Who knew true silence was so sad and lonely. I don't think it's like this for everyone though. I got a job at a local diner the other day. Carol, the manager was kind enough to let me stay at her house till I find a place. Carol lives in a two bedroom house on the edge of the town. She is unmarried. I met her my first day in this quiet town.
I remember our meeting clearly. I wandered in to a deserted diner for some lunch. At first glance it looked as if no one was working, but then I noticed the thin figure behind the counter. When I finally got some food I asked her if she knew of any places for rent. She said there was one place on the edge of town for rent but it was a little pricey. After I told her my story and how I had left New York and come here. She looked at me with t
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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