First Awkward Moments

First Awkward Moments
First Awkward Moments

Perhaps your jest an ephemeral mark,
a spark of wit to test a dark moment,
awkward as the stuttering passed
and eyes became locked in query;
an interest perhaps, a kind eye
to appreciate who I am,
at least if it were pleasing
to accept the smile I cannot erase.

Then her smile gave me ease,
but my dry teeth left me unspoken,
as she struggled to find a word,
to give credence to this moment;
and then both of us spluttered,
a blurred greeting at crossed-purposes,
followed by inappropriate laughter,
could have sworn she snorted.

Embarrassment followed
in ruddy faced inconvenience,
heads tilted down,
I thought I’d drown in my own warm juices,
and then, with nothing left to lose,
“perhaps a coffee or two?”
I said rather brashly, to overcome my discomfort,
and she with bristling smile, nodded in the affirmative.

Surely it will get easier I thought,
as we strode along the board walk,
water lapping in synchronicity,
with my pounding heart
doubled in capacity,
and she, solemn without words,
wondering if this encounter
would not exacerbate the fear of connection.

Two fish floundering out of water,
and who would take the first breath,
the first step into another world?

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “First Awkward Moments

  • September 9, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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    Love can be quite awkward sometimes. Leaves your knees weak and wobbly. Nice piece Tony.

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  • September 9, 2017 at 8:47 PM
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    Thanks Clive glad you enjoyed the work. Cheers!

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  • September 10, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    No not me! But I do remember those moments in youth. Cheers Ralph.

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