Stupid Black Hat

September 23, 2010
Your stupid black hat
Gets me every time
Your crooked half-grin,
Your smiling eyes,
Your brown jacket...

I know I tried to forget you,
And I managed to...
That is, until today
Until I saw a picture of you
Wearing the hat you teased me with
Backstage the play in-between scenes
Singing that song that I loved so much
By the guy in the top hat & orange suit
I remembered you then...

I remember the time in the gym
That night at break from play practice
When you told me your dreams
Which were the same as mine
And spun me around on your shoulders
And then let me wear your hat
You know, the black one

I remember that cool night
The stars, the Cheshire cat moon
And the white shirt I was wearing
You know, the one with the ruffles
That cuts low over my breasts
The one with the spaghetti straps
That I can't wear to school anymore

I remember I took that first step
When we were just about to kiss
And how your square jawbone felt
When I ran my fingers along it

But what I remember most of all
Is your crooked half-grin,
Your smiling eyes,
That brown jacket,
And the stupid black hat
That gets me every time.

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LastChapter said...
Dec. 18, 2010 at 10:52 am
this is really great. who knew a little black hat could be so darn alluring? please comment on my work:)
MRose911 said...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm
This is so sad but cute but... wow... amazing! Wow this is amazing! Thank for sharing this! :) Check out my work?
AngelForeverBleedingLove This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 8, 2010 at 11:56 am

Thanks! :) And of course I will definitley look at your work, thank you for commenting:)


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