Long post.... multiple edits.
It's been 18 long years, since I last seen my High School Crush. We've lost one too many classmates as preventable motor vehicle accidents and drug overdoses become a thing of the normal day thing. Had so many shoulda, woulda, and coulda moments in my own life.....Always took the 68 Warden after school, so I could just be with you a while longer. I didn't even have to look around, because I knew where you would sit on the bus ( Closed-Side last seat ). When I saw you're reflection in the window of the Orion V Bus, my heart skipped a beat.
18 Years has gone by and I know you are not the same person as before. I know you've opened up and you are presenting yourself too the world through music.
I don't know if it is you, but I am 85% certain that the photograph of this mature woman playing the Piano is you. I knew in my heart that one day you will become famous and forget everything and everyone during your High School days. I really didn't even get a chance to say that you're, stunningly beautiful. I didn't and I'm sure you also didn't go too Prom, because going to Prom without you would be like going to my own funeral.
Time has changed for both of us and during these 18 years, I always had you in the back of my head. Not sure what you were doing, where and which part of the World you are in, who were you dating, who you were sleeping with, if you still have any memories of me. Did he satisfy you when he was inside of you or did you want more that he couldn't give?
I had to move on after high school; and we parted ways without saying anything too each other. I knew just one day that I would see you again in different setting and situation. It was the middle of winter earlier this year in January, we were on the line 1 subway and I was on my way too meet up with my bus as I took over 6 Bay. I was in my Transit Uniform and you were in a nice Louis Vuitton Winter jacket. Our eyes met for a moment, I smiled and nodded.... I could tell you were blushing and I had to look away from your stunning beauty. You got off at King Station and looked back at me as the train accelerated towards Union..... unspoken words, feelings of emptiness, and despair as the tunnels fill the darkness.
First it was Yut-Long, then it was Michelle, there was Yukiko, Ashley, Tram, Mary, Heidi, Rimshah, Tabitha and Vicky. What have I got too loose if I could go back in time and change the way that history was written or change the past too make it too benefit myself instead of others? I know what I am saying is all make belief, but I know in an alternate universe that some way, some how we are together or its just my wishful thinking?
Anyways, I hope that you are staying safe and healthy wherever you're piano performances take you. COVID-19 is such a serious virus and especially when you are in a populated city like Shanghai, China. I wish you all the best wherever you are and I hope / pray that I see you again.