Something I wrote when I was in one of those poetry moods!
I watched you.
It was such a strange feeling to observe someone that you had once idolized, looking worn and clammy in a rumpled work shirt. You fidgeted. Promised. It was a powerful feeling being amused by this, but also heart wrenching. How far had we fallen? Deep down those tales of a powerful love sometimes swam to the surface before real-life situations would hustle them. Threaten to send them swimming with the fishes in a pair of concrete shoes.