Proverbs 14:15 MSG
I WILL GO HOME
Cute, little, Junior High girl – maybe twelve or thirteen.
Dressed like every other cute, little, Junior High girl
in the mall.
She’s talking on a pay phone,
(I guess all kids don’t have cell phones.)
trying not to cry.
“…and they embarrassed me and they just left me…
I don’t know where they went… I don’t care…
Can’t I just come home?
…okay, I’ll be in the food court.”
A few minutes later, here he comes: big, overweight, and hairy.
Wearing sandals and socks, aloha shirt, and baggy short pants.
And upon seeing him, but before he sees her, something
washes over her face
No, it’s love.
Dean Feldmeyer is the author of 5 novels, 4 non-fiction books, three plays, and over 100 essays, articles, poems, and short stories, some of which can be found on this web site.