Poem Friday! (because I don’t dabble there enough)

In response to Billy Collins’s Love:

The boy at the far end of the train car

kept looking behind him

-Billy Collins

The girl with her large black case

in the unmistakable shape of a cello

noticed the boy at the far end of the train

Though she pretended not to.

She ignored him in a particular way,

eyes averted and feet planted due north,

even though the tone of the air had shifted

and there was electric flavor beneath her skin:

Like when a hand clasps another hand for the first time

and knows that it has just done something wonderful.

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