'-how fast do you sprint?' she asked

you shrug and reply that you haven't ran for a while
stretching your words and my smile as I bit the tip of my pen
fighting against the laughter dusting my cheeks pink.

she prompted and you sang out eleven seconds

her mouth dropped
his eyes widened
and I looked up in surprise

you smiled.

at her
school boy shy
as you locked eyes
over the paper lines
written on the table top

you caught my gaze
spell (heartbreak)
and I look away.

watching your hands
from the corner of my eye
as I tried to think up another word for
abilities (Neanderthal)

until you drew
piano straight
an arrow on the desk
leading from you to me
signed with a heart.