We had a moment.
Yes, the motorcycle cop. He shows up at my crosswalk. I never know when, I just arrive and he's there. Or not. He likes to keep me guessing.
Our torrid affair has been going on for months now. I still remember our first encounter. Him in his shiny helmet with his... his... his... motorcycle. Oh, the SOUND it makes! And before I know it, he's got the lights going. The FLASHING lights! He'll chase one speeder down and just a few minutes later, he's ready for MORE! Sometimes 2 or 3 times in one shift!
He completes me.
So I'm there yesterday, all busy with kids, when out of the corner of my eye... I see him. He's there. He's there, yet not there. No, he's there. It's different. He's on a different corner. Just watching. Watching. Oh, the way he watches.
In a few minutes, I've managed to clear the area of kids. It's just me now, by the button. He approaches
He speaks! For the first time since our trysts began, he speaks. To me! Usually it's all done with the eyes, with hand gestures, words have not been necessary and yet, my heart... I listen with my heart more than with my ears...
He speaks of TRAFFIC, of SCHOOL LET-OUT TIMES, of DISTANCES.
Oh, his indulgence! It's so stimulating, I can't help but respond!
Before I know it, I'm talking TRAFFIC PATTERNS, divulging NUMBERS OF CHILDREN. The WHEN, the WHO, I can't stop!
And then... and THEN... he pulls out his... his... his... RADAR GUN! Right there for all to see! I'm speechless by that point.
It beeps - 10 m.p.h. over the limit, and off he goes.
Off he goes...