November 29, 2007
By Marian Hooks, Aberdeen, SD

Together we stand
hand within hand.

You're near me

You're next to me.
Awkward silences,
side glances
Who will make the first move?
Trying to build up the courage to speak.
Look back at you,
nerves swipe across my face.
Too shay,
back down
Pulling at my heartstrings
I can't get up the nerve.
Take on more step back.

He can tell.

Break the ice, please.

Pulse pounding silences,
I take another step back.

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