Julia T. Williams | Poetexts: Old San Juan
Julia T. Williams is a storyteller on a mission to help better lives through storytelling. She writes about all the things that go wrong and how people fight to make them right. Telling stories that matter while helping others cultivate theirs.
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Jul 02 2017

Poetexts: Old San Juan

I sit under a bench in the shade

Old San Juan is where I spend most of the day

Listening to parched leaves scrape against the cobblestone

Birds chirping their happiness as bread crumbs fall against their beaks

In the distance, a few benches away, I feel your presence

I feel your eyes on me

You watch me as I write these words

My curiosity peaks me as I now watch you write words to your own poetry

I wonder if you write of me

Wonder if I have become your muse

A smile spreads across your face

I like it, but don’t let you see the smile that spreads across mine

I continue to watch you in my peripheral

Your hand moves ferociously

I am inspired to be your inspiration

I get up to come speak to you

It’s then that I realize you are not alone

Your smile was never for me

Your pen didn’t move for me

I try my hardest not to let you see my embarrassment as you hand your notebook to she


For it is she from whence your inspiration breathes

Not me

I run back to the taxi

And drive away from Old San Juan

© Julia Blues 2008

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  • Interesting read. I like how the writing engages you in thought about what’s happening in the story and how it unfolds. Interesting.

    July 2, 2017 at 11:12 pm
    • Thanks for reading and for your comment, Barbara! Glad you found the writing engaging.

      July 3, 2017 at 1:19 am

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