probably

you and i
we were probably
never meant to be

we were probably
not supposed to go beyond
that initialĀ hello

we were probably supposed
to keep walking
smile and not
perhaps
exchange pleasantries
nice to meet you
but keep walking

you were probably
never supposed to
reach out and
touch my arm
and stop my breathing
for that split second
freezing time
and all rational thoughts

we were probably
never supposed to share
that drink
or the one after that

we were probably
supposed to move on
so we tried
and we did

but not really

you and i
we were probably
never meant to be

and even so
we could find no other way
but to be
to exist
together

maybe that means
we created our own fate
somewhere in the middle

or, i don’t know,
maybe that means
we probably were

meant to be

October 27, 2013