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Sitting far behind me
Last row
Back of the class
In alphabetical order

He might be looking
At me all day
I wouldn’t know
I can’t see him

I could steal a glance
Backwards; towards him
He might smile at me
I wouldn’t know
I don’t have the guts to try

He might feel what I do
Longing in his heart
Each desk between us a mile
I wouldn’t know
I’m so far away

The teacher could scold me
For turning my head
“Ms. Abbot, turn away from Mr. Zhang.”
I wouldn’t know
I’m facing forward

I wish I could see his face
Close enough to make out his freckles
Why is A so far from Z?
I wouldn’t know
I want them together



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SaphiraBrightscalesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:58 am
This is unique... I love the clever way you use A to Z..
 
bluesky0728 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 12:13 am
Please comment and rate! It means a lot to me! Thanks! :D
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm
This is a clever idea and a very creative poem. Ah, the great and terrible pull of what is so inadequately named the 'crush!' This is a lovely poem.
 
bluesky0728 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm
Thanks! :D
 
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