The Blocked Path

It is 3:30pm

Friday

20 degrees in March

on Tai Po Kau trail

two women walk

side by side

reflecting

on the week passed

stopped

in their tracks

as he stands

brown

well worn garments

hang from his small

yet strong build

giving the appearance

of one not interested

in a disturbance

stretching

on a boulder

a few paces

ahead

blocking their path

he stares silently

on guard

throwing daggers

with his stare

the women

now

one behind the other

stare back

talking quietly

planning their escape

she claps

he jumps

down from

that rock

sauntering

with indignation

towards them

screams escape

he passes

standing

directly behind

he howls

the women

rush

on wards

away

from the ear-splitting

insults

thrown towards them

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4 thoughts on “The Blocked Path

  1. Oh man, wasn’t expecting that at the end there. I was thinking how this reminded me of my mom and her friends walking the path and the neighborhood women I’ve seen on the same stretch of streets the past few days. It’s more about talking and catch up than actual exercise with them. I also liked your style here, cutting the scenery apart leading the reader to each detail so carefully. Nicely done.

  2. OH, HOW UNEXPECTEDLY FUN WAS THIS!!! WELL DONE…YOU HAD ME HOLDING MY BREATH. THE CLAP GAVE ME A CLUE BUT IM FROM MICHIGAN AND I WAS NOT THINKING MONKEY! THANKS FOR THIS!

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