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

watches the boy at the far end of the train

though she pretended not to.

She ignored him in that peculiar way,

eyes averted and feet planted due north,

though the tone in the air had shifted

and she felt his electric wave beneath her skin:

like when a hand holds another for the first time

and knows that it has just done something wonderful.

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