by Akash Prem Krishna
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
She sat there still. I knew she was unaware of my looking at her every now and then for she didn't show any such signs . She was really pretty, probably the prettiest girl I've ever laid my eyes on. Her presence was just enough to make the whole world look beautiful.
I threw a quick glance at the sky. The sky had transformed from crimson-red to dark blue. So I had spent at least four hours here, in this park. I looked at her again. Now, her hair had obscured half part of her face. She was not conscious of anything around her and continued to remain in her sea of thoughts. She seldom looked around her.
Then she turned her head and caught me staring at her. I turned my head immediately feeling sick at heart.
I caught sight of a family leaving the park. I was too late, I realized. I was about to get up when the corner of my eye caught sight of her getting up. She walked with slow steps and away from her bench,away from me. I felt sad while she plodded away. I too stood up ready to leave.
When she reached near the end of the park, she turned around and glanced at me, with a faint smile across her face.And I knew that was all that I longed for. ***