I Remain Steadfast
Missed Connections in St. Augustine
…in my resolve to deny you any entry.
Even the most casual wave is to be (easily) ignored/rebuffed.
An innocent beckoning?
No. I know it now as a trick, a lure.
Down a path I’ve trod before
And have no desire to tread again.
I am wiser now. Sadder, and wiser. You taught me to be both.
In fact, unbeknownst to you at the time, your castle key had (just a few moments before) been returned.
So know this for certain, in all your damnable uncertainty:
I remain steadfast;
both in turning away from thoughts of the past and of you…
and in opening my heart and my soul to face my brightening future.
Don’t bother responding. I won’t read it. I Remain Steadfast.