Close to Her
by William Carson Reed
Carrie sits in her bedroom, alone and sad.
She is impatient for her love Thomas.
He said he would arrive in an hour; It’s been an hour and a
She has a picture of him to tide her over.
He is so handsome, a Son of the Stars.
A prom photo, standing by himself and smiling,
Carrie always melts when she looks at the picture.
She remembers their first dance:
Nightfall; Prom night; Carrie wore a sky blue dress,
Blonde hair in a pony tail. Sunshine blonde hair,
A smile to stun.
A dance between Carrie and Thomas began,
A forever love, set in stone.
Recently, they made love. Earth-shattering remembrance of the first
time plagued Carrie,
A good disease,
They knew that they would be together ever since.
Two hours pass and Thomas finally arrives.
"He's Here!" she cries.
"He's Here! He's Here! He's - He's –“
Carrie fell forward, a faraway look in her eyes, eyes changing
Her tiny arms grew muscle, and hair,
Perky breasts disappeared, forming mighty pectorals.
With her own voice, she cried
"I Love You Thomas! I Love You So Much!"
"I Love You!"....
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