She was single and lonely, All of her belonged to me; At the corner of the building Looking like a bride, I spotted her needing Help at her side Chivalrously I opted To do the needful, She seemed thoroughly pleased And blissful: Then suddenly a car stopped by her, With door flung open. A man sat inside. With wide open arms which did her beckon. Alas; To my dismay, I was left alone, Near me no more now, but an illusion. Published in Daily Times, May 15th 2018.