February 7, 2011

the call

you're in the middle of a texting conversation with someone. you guys have consistently been talking for awhile. you're enjoying your conversation and grinning like a fool. you think of the wittiest phrase you can respond with and hit send. and then...silence. you wait. and you wait. and after minutes that feel like hours and hours that feel like days, you finally get a response.

you go to the doctor's office for your annual checkup, but in that ordinary visit the doctor finds something troubling. and he tells you that he will call you as soon as he possibly can. and you wait. a day passes. you keep waiting. a week passes. it might just be another routine to him, but it means everything to you. and he finally calls you just to say that everything is fine.

you've been in a relationship for a few months. the infatuation stage is fading, and things are becoming mundane. you still really like that person, but he or she seems to be losing his or her interest in you. and then the dates get fewer. and the calls get shorter. and the texts lose their punctuation. and soon the relationship you once had becomes nonexistent.

you've had the same best friend for the past couple of years. you know him or her better than anyone else does. you do everything together. he or she is your walking buddy. your tennis partner. the one with whom you share your secrets. the one whom you always listen to and who always listens to you. the one who promised you that you'd be friends forever, never to be parted. but one day that friend finds a new group of friends. new ways to take up time. new priorities. new hobbies. a new way of life. and you're left alone, waiting.

just like HIM. you promised you'd call HIM as soon as you possibly could, but HE'S left waiting. at one time you were in a constant conversation, but at some point you stopped responding and left HIM waiting. in silence. and the minutes feel like hours, and the hours feel like minutes even though with HIM there is no time. and the fire you once felt in your heart seems to have fled, but HIS fire never ceases to burn for you. and while it might just be another routine to you, it means everything to HIM. but the dates get fewer, the calls get shorter, and the relationship that you once had becomes nonexistent. HE was once your best friend, the ONE who will always know you better than anyone else. the ONE who knows all of your secrets. but you found a new group of friends. new ways to take up time. new priorities. a new way of life. even though you promised HIM forever.

but you promised you'd call HIM as soon as you possibly could, and HE'LL never stop waiting by the phone for the call.

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