It was sunny.
Cliff was walking towards me up the garden path.
I was holding my breath.
and thinking, please don't disappear.
I was trying not to blink,
drinking in the sight of him.
Smiling at him, as he was me.
He was wearing the dark green polo shirt that we bought in the Dominican Republic,
and looking gorgeous.
Those clear blue eyes,
and just as I opened my arms to hug him
he turned into a cardboard cutout - blank.
But I hugged him anyway.
And it broke my heart all over again.