The full moon is up, with its
Reflection shining in the
Water, and I’m sitting here
At the beach with eyes in tears.
I bury my face in my hands
To hide my ugly face from him.
I don’t want him to see me
So utterly miserable like this.
I can’t see her face, but
I can tell exactly what she’s
Thinking, and it breaks my
Heart to know she how she feels.
She yells, her voice breaking.
Oh how much I want to ease her
Pain, to embrace her, and tell
Her that everything will be alright.
I take a step towards her.
I hear his footsteps coming
Towards me, and I panic.
“Don’t come any closer!”
He doesn’t stop.
My heart is racing, I don’t know
What he is thinking, I don’t know
What I should do. All I know
Is that he isn’t stopping.
He repeats my name again,
And I prepare for the worst.
“Katherine. Look at me.”
She doesn’t lift her face from her
Hands. I sit beside her, and
Without saying a word,
I tear her hands away from her
Face, force her to face me, and
I hold her tightly in my arms.
“It’s all going to be alright,”
I say to her.
“I’m here for you.”
I’m so confused. Don’t you
Hate me? …After what I’ve done?”
My voice cracks as I try to speak
Through my sobbing. It must sound
Hilarious, but he doesn’t laugh at me.
Just holds me. He doesn’t say a
Word. I ask him once again.
“Why did you come here?
Jeff… Please tell me.”
I let go of her, and we move apart.
Just a little. I stare into her eyes, and
They sparkle like the tears on her cheeks.
She looks so miserable, but
At the same time, so beautiful.
I tell her:
“I came here because I thought
That it was what I had to do. I felt that
You needed me to come here.
I wanted to help you.”
“Why? Why can’t you hate me?
I want you to… hate me…”
I will never forget what he told me.
I always wondered how he
Understood me so well.
“That would make it easier for you,
Wouldn’t it? We could just go on
Without each other in our lives,
Forgetting each other like nothing
Ever happened between us.
“No matter how hard it is for me,
I can’t let that happen.
I’m sorry, but I could never hate you.
I love you too much.”
She looks down toward the ground
In the other direction, so that
I can’t see her face. But her voice
Is clearer than it was before.
“But I lost my virginity, something
So precious, to some other guy.”
Knowing it happened, and knowing
That he knows that it happened
Is one thing. But telling him that
It happened is something else.
I’ve never felt so embarrassed in my life.
“How can you not be mad at me?”
“We all make mistakes, Katherine.
Some mistakes are bigger than others,
But some mistakes can be forgiven.
I admit, you made a big mistake,
“But I love you too much not to forgive you.”
She turns towards me again, with
Tears flowing from her eyes.
I wipe them away with my fingers.
For the first time tonight, and I
Have never seen her so beautiful.
And what she said to me made me smile.
“I must be the luckiest girl in the world,
To have you as my boyfriend.”
And with that, they left the beach with
The waves rolling in behind them.
And the stars above them twinkled
And the full moon shone brighter
Than it had any other night before.
Neither of them will forget this night when
Both of them poured their hearts out to
Each other and made everything alright.
Instead of their bonds breaking,
They have become closer than ever before.