The familiarity embedded within her smile warmed my soul.
Underneath the blistering Sun, it was like chilled water spilled upon me.
I had heard her voice, before finding the gaze of her graceful smile
It had brought, at that time, so much peace and hope
That my rugged, disillusioned face broke into a smile
A smile that was felt in my heart
Her curvy composition had secured my gaze locked on the wide hips and slender waist
That beautified the wrap-up dress on it
Up until now, I had never thought to see the Sun as positive
Till its rays declared the elegance of her hazel eyes and pointed nose
Of her full lips and well defined chin.
Looking closer there was a trace of thick lines dug unto the skin of her temples
She drew closer to me,
Walking with so much poise and class
She released the squint of her eyes
Injecting the embarrassment that flooded her expression,
“Oh my God”, she said. ” I’m so sorry. You look like someone I know”
And walked away letting out a little giggle,
Dragging the bright light she had flashed upon my life with her.
As I approached the corner of the road,
I hopped on my bike and proceeded to
Curving my mouth into a pout
To produce the sound that is to attract customers
That provide my daily meals for survival
And as I try to flush away the brief moment of clarity and certainty,
It dawns on me,
Never will a girl with such class and poise
Smile at me
With actual familiarity
Instead of a mistaken identity.