My chosen prompt for this week’s haibun is illusion.
I sit and stare at the phone.
I am stunned.
I was certain I had made adequate arrangements for the evening.
She said she was keen.
She was apprehensive at first.
I said it was to see a play a friend was performing in.
How could I have gotten it so wrong.
I am feeling that all to familiar gut wrenching pain of rejection.
Maybe it is my foolishness, revisited yet again.
What I thought was reality turned out to be anything but that.
only a fool dreams
reality can be so cruel
what’s it telling me