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     “Glitter Girl”
 
He had only
gone out with
her
for a short
period of time
a couple of
months
that he knows
now
he wishes
would have been
longer,
she had cornered
him
at a club
on a minor’s
madness night
staring down
some other girl
as she talked
to him
letting her know
with her eyes
across the crowded
dance floor
she could look
at him
but she better
not try and
touch him,
he didn’t mind
being cornered
all that much
he had danced
with this girl
earlier
it was a 80’s
themed night
and she had
taken
an outfit
and cut it
up
so that it
now fell
with her left
shoulder
totally exposed
and she had
cut some cute
peek-a-boo
holes
throughout the
rest of the
top
which was sitting
on
a very short
plaid skirt
and some sort
of black leggings
an article of
clothing
that he never
much cared for
but on her
they really seemed
to work
maybe it was
those thick
platform soles
of her Japanese
style shoes
that changed his
mind,
then on top
of the whole
look
she had a
sprinkling of glitter
on her face
her bare shoulder
and stuck to
her clothes
making him
wonder
if glitter was
really a thing
in the 80’s
or did she
just like the
sparkle,
he wasn’t completely
taken by her
she had a
pale complexion
despite the hot
California sun
she was small
in stature
concerning
all aspects of
of her body
and her face
would be considered
plain
by most comparisons,
but she was
very different
and outgoing
and let him
know
with a complement
of subtleties
that she really
liked
getting any part
of his attention
that in its
self
made her special
that night
to him,
he wasn’t use
to being so
openly liked
when they danced
and in conversation
her eyes
wouldn’t let go
of his
but even so
he danced with
that other girl
from across
the room
a few times
anyways
her superior looks
making it impossible
for him to
say no
but she wasn’t
in the mood
for competition
in less he
made a move
in her direction
she was willing
to let this
guy go,
so the 80’s
themed
glitter girl
dominated
almost all of
the rest of
the night
with him
and though
he wasn’t much
of a dancer
rhythm being lost
on him
she still found
a way of
coaxing him
out
on to the
dance floor
looking up
into his eyes
as the bright
colored lights
reflected back
to him
on all of
her glitter
as he kind
of
just bounced
around
waiting for the
song to end
but enjoying
all of the
energy
from the music
and sharing it
with her,
he was unable
to complain
when a slow
song
took over the
tempo 
having only to
turn slowly
at the same
rate of speed
as her
and not step
on anything
belonging to
her,
and it was
here
that she first
showed him
how much she
really liked him
tightly holding
on to him
with her head
on his chest
listening to his
heart
as they traveled
in a circular
path
like she wanted
the dance to
last forever
afraid to let
go of him
not wanting the
moment to end
with the song,
and when the
night
was heading for
it’s inevitable  
last breath
and all the
other people
were clearing
out
it was she
that asked for
his number
not wanting to
leave the next
step
up to him,
that two months
he spent with
her
was less than
a year ago
seeming more like
a life time
of yesterdays
now,
but he thought
he was better
never really
understanding
just what he
had
standing before
him
looking up
into his eyes,
what happened to
all the glitter
to Ivy
under whose
colored lights
is she sparkling
now…
 
     Tom Allen…01-06-2019…