Missed Connection

We landed in Denver

You were headed back home

I was doing the same



The three-hour flight disappeared

We lucked into three seats

One splitting us 

You took the window

You liked to watch the sunset


We spoke like old flames

Rehashing beautiful memories

And lamenting love lost

Despite having just met


When we landed, we walked together

Bumping elbows

Barely noticing our path forward

Luggage doing little to slow us


We reached your gate

Los Angeles was calling

And I had to reroute myself


We hugged and started to part

I made a joke about seeing you later

You laughed and boarded your plane


I looked at my ticket 

My flight left ten minutes ago

And I never got your number


Photo by Leio McLaren (@leiomclaren) on Unsplash

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