He asked her
If she'd be his
"secret girlfriend"

She didn't know
Know what to make of that
Or his intention

He cared about her, certainly
And she was a favorite
But the question threw her

More because he didn't
Seem to be acting on it
Not as far

As she could see

Still, she was confused
But she didn't express it
And shoved it away

He asked her to be his "secret girlfriend"

Was that malign intention?
Or was he playing?
She wouldn't know

She never told anyone
No one would believe her
And he hasn't harmed her anyhow

Not in that way.

She forgot it quickly
But something still lingered
She wouldn't dwell on it much

Nothing happened

Besides that he asked her to be

"secret girlfriend"