YAY! Today is the fun and fabulous Kyra Lennon's If I Let You Go Blog Hop. Kyra kept the rules simple- ((1) your entry must be about letting go and (2) you must try to keep it to a 500 word maximum. I just love blog fests like this, don't you? I can't wait to jump around and read all of the other submissions. I have to go to work so whoever I can't get to right now, I'll catch up with later.
Here's my entry:
My eyes drifted from the breathtaking horizon and zeroed in on your mouth. I marveled at how smoothly the lies slid from those lips. I allowed myself a moment to recall how good they tasted. Even though I knew the second they started moving, it was over.
There really is no one like you. Your long golden hair all wind-blown from your sail. And your eyes, those crystal clear blue eyes. I could get as lost in their depths, as you could in the deep blue sea surrounding us. Despite all of the guys standing on the dock waiting for you, you reached out and pulled me close. Naturally, we started to dance. As you twirled me around, I thought, my God, you were my sun! But I, I was just one of the many planets that revolved around you.
Oh, how desperate I was to loose myself in this moment. I wanted to close my eyes and breathe you in and not care. I wanted to kiss those salty, beautiful lips and pretend they didn't spew forth falsehoods. I wanted to keep our bodies pressed together and go on dancing with you forever. I never, ever, wanted to let you go. It's killing me knowing what I must do. It will sting when I walk away and for that, I am truly sorry. But unlike me, you'll recover. Another planet quickly moving in, filling up my empty space.
Your eyes twinkle with mischief as you twirl me again and suddenly, I'm knocked off my feet. We fall in a tangled heap of limbs and laughter onto the sand. As I catch my breath, you smile and stare into my eyes. Slowly, gently, you brush the hair away from my face. You tighten your grip around me and press your body even closer to mine. When you look at me like that, everything else around us just falls away. For a moment there is only us in the entire universe. Your deep voice is so fierce it comes out sounding more like a growl, when you say, "I love you". And in that moment, I almost believe you. Then I can't help myself from tasting those lips, one last time. Unable to resist the siren sounds of your friends and the sea calling any longer, you jump up and take off down the beach.
As I watch you go, I grab a fist full of sand and try to hold on. But it slips through my fingers, like time.