stage

she is trying not to laugh
but it's like she's been filled with soda bubbles
and she was never good at hiding her laughter

maybe if someone held her down
tied a string to her wrist or anchor to her throat
she wouldn't feel like she's floating, to the rafters

but it's first, and foremost, a secret
and since she is a scorpio she'll keep it tightly
locked away, and won't share it for anything

( he smiles at her like no one has before
a wide grin that shows off both rows of teeth
like some sort of sweet hearted shark )

her horoscope warns her not to let her
imagination carry her away to irrational thinking
like she does, like she always does anyway

but does anyone smile like that when they mean
anything less than be mine? she wouldn't mind
and until then she'll laugh and he'll smile