Antidote, Please This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


I spy him in the hall
Among our shoutingclassmates.
Loud I-told-you-sos and see-ya-laters echo around me.
As Istop, for a split second, I wonder
Should I ignore?
Should I exchange agrin?
Should I punch him for making me feel this way?
Should I say,"Good morning?"
Why am I, a smart, linguistic, spirited kid, soupended by the face I've met for years?
Lucky me, with friends all around,jabbering on
About something that turned from intriguing to dull in a splitsecond.
If there's no solution to this irregular and acute equation,
howwill I survive the hallways?
Oh.
No.
The knowledge of futurecomplications has hit me.
He is in many of my classes.
I hope hope hope hecan't read my face this time.
Maybe I can sneak into the elevator
And callfor an antidote.
Do they serve antidote to minors suffering from symptoms of(gulp) love?
Antidote, please.





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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