A Sweet Mistake
I offer my upturned fists to you; “Left, or right? You choose”.
You hesitate and smile, enjoying the game, “Right”.
I uncurl my fingers revealing the earring that’s not mine.
Your smile slips, the game changes as recognition reaches your eyes and I watch your mouth begin to lie.
This is not serendipity; the flip of a coin, the turn of a card.
You chose someone else thinking I’d never know; I’d have played along too if you had chosen the correct hand.
The left fist held a Love Heart sweet saying ‘Mine Forever’.
That would have been my choice.
About the author: Denise Telford started writing in 2019, finally fulfilling a lifelong ambition to do so. She lives in Shropshire with her two (grown up) children, husband and dogs. The dogs, Maude and Stanley, listen to her endless attempts at stories all day long.