Scott Will Understand

Passing Jane again causes such pain.
That warming smile and blue eyes pushes me around like a leaf in the wind.
Oh how I wish I could break free from my self inflicted exile and wrap my arms around her.
I monitor her classes occasionally, but I fear my sighs and sobs would end up distracting her and giving me away.
So I mostly steal looks when I can from higher places so as not to alarm her. 
People wouldn’t understand my love and obsession for her and label me a stalker.
I would never harm or intrude on her space, in fact I am her protector and guardian against those that would do her harm.
Her occasional smile and laugh even though not meant for me carry me throughout the day.
At night is the hardest, because I can be the closet and overhear her conversations with her friends.
She loves this open air cafe and from the second floor I hear her phone conversations with Scott.
He’s away in school in England and they talk twice a week.
He’s just a kid and has no idea what kind of woman Jane is.
When he comes home for holiday I’ll have a talk with him; I’m sure he’ll understand he’s no good for her.

©2011 Michael Yost

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18 responses to “Scott Will Understand

  1. Well, I’m certainly curious now as to what happens when Scott returns! This definitely has a “stalker” feel of obsession to it!

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  2. Glad I’m not Scott! Stalking is a huge problem—online too. “Her occasional smile and laugh even though not meant for me carry me throughout the day.” We can all relate to that obsessive quality of being in love, but stalkers are extreme and creepy… And they are not always male. Great poem!

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  3. dude this is pretty scary…hiding in the closet is a bit over the top…haha. nice one shot

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  4. Stalker? Well maybe, but I still think this is incredibly romantic.

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  5. Mike, that is a little scary! I couldn’t decide if you were speaking as a faithful dog or a stalker. I rather think that is what you were aiming for. If so, you hit it squarely.

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  6. SCotty Doesnt Know but neither does Jane. The eternal guardian is no way to live. Great Write – disturbing…

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  7. Gosh! This one was scary..

    I have had a few stalkers at different times. They used to freak the H=ll out of me.. Getting rid had become almost impossible.. whew!

    Wishing you a nice day ahead.. xox

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  8. I like the sense of an internal monologue here. There’s a very fine balance too between protector and stalker. If this was your intention, it’s very well executed.

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  9. Creepy. Those stalkers who think they’re protectors are the scariest. Watch out Scott!

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