Creative Corner is a new initiative within The Retriever to showcase the student body’s creative, short-form work. While still experimental, we thought we’d try to bring out the voice of the arts at UMBC a bit more. Please send feedback on the idea or submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
He captured my tear in his hand and drank from it. Raising his eyes to meet mine, he slowly moved his mouth towards them, gently brushing his lips across my eyelids, capturing each teardrop upon the tip of his tongue, as if they were wine being released from ripe grapes.
Gazing into my eyes he said, “I have watched you cry many tears. From this day forward you will no longer waste them on insignificant things in your life. I am here for you, my love has been incubating for five years now, I know you have only known me for four. That first year, you did not see me, I was not an active member in your life, but I saw you. I heard your voice and I was captivated by your laughter that very first night at our company christmas party. Through the years of working together and growing our friendship, I’ve fallen more in love with you, many nights longing to hold you, protect you from your strife, but you were not ready for me, so I waited.