A Third Wheel
IT’S BEEN A VERY SHORT TWO YEARS AND HE HAS SEEN IT ALL; the ups, the downs, the arguing, the making up, the laughing and the crying. He has been a fortunate witness to the most amazing relationship; one built on trust, understanding and mutual respect. And like clock work, the three have met every Thursday afternoon now for the past two years straight. They get together for some libations, a little intimate conversation and some often romantic soft touching. What could be better? And after all, this is the one perfect spot in the room and becomes even more so as the afternoon sun breaches the outer windows to contribute its warm beams to the arrangement.
Today is different though. He’s the only one present. He knows his place in the relationship but today, he has been left out. He sits there basking in the Thursday afternoon sun; waiting for his companions to come in. They never do.
Today, he is alone….