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I’m so tired of this game of cat and mouse.
I ask 20 Questions,
You dodge them all.
This used to be fun
But now chase is for kids.
I try to climb the imaginary ladders to get to your side of the world
But before I am halfway there a chute opens and I fall back down.
I feel like a bottle spinning out of control in a junior high game of Spin-the-Bottle.
So rare to be kissed by you.
Seven minutes in heaven and then it is over.
I wish I could freeze time every time we kissed
But Chinese Freeze Tag was never our game.
More appropriate was Hide-n-Seek because I could always count on you to find me first.
Now we’re older and chase is once again our game.
I try to catch you but you are a million miles away.
I stretch my arm out a little more and touch the hem of your shirt.
Tag, you’re it

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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