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Did I see you smile
just a little
in the corner of your lips
when I walked in the room
my arms tight on my chest
my bag limp and awkward
but did I see you smile
just a little
when I looked up and noticed no one
until your face caught my eye
did I see you smile
just the smallest bit
when I jumped at your presence
and scurried
like a mouse
to the other side of the room
I'm sure that I could see
your lips twitch
at my sight
But if only
I'd sat a little closer
you couldn't hide it so well
under those shady
intelligent eyes
did I see you smile
when I walked in the room
skinny with nerves
and wrecked with discipline
but I'm sure that you smiled
when I smiled
just a little
too

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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NILAKSHI008 said...
today at 4:32 pm:
beautifully written
 
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