you break my reverie as you sit down next to me,
all grin and "wanna come over after school," but your
eyes held a sort of curious, careful intensity, searching
for just the right words, just the right time.
i just go with the flow. the soft smile that i tuck carefully away in a page in a book,
the smile saved for you, but you brush it off with a casual flick of your hand and i think i saw the meaning
behind that gesture.

just breathe, close your eyes, repeat.
because this tension is only the beginning and i hope that nobody upstairs hates me,
hope you'll see this longing of mine.

but in your movement i'm seeing things that weren't there before,
a tenderness, a softer look, your eyes lingering
just a second longer
and i'm unraveling you, slowly but surely.