School Suite

by Merkin

 

Week One:  Paul


I.  Crush

In the blink of an eye
I scan your face,
So that I can dwell
On the memory at will.
I dare not stare
Or with sight, embrace;
My only hope,
Brief glimpses of you.


II.  Test

Passing in the hall
I lean and brush his shoulder:
Can he feel the heat?


III.  English Class

Can I get to the doorway
in time?
Should I sit down before he
comes in?
Will he see if I look where
he sits?
Will anyone notice me
staring?
Will he leave before I can
get up?
Do I dare to walk fast
past his desk?


IV.  Encounter

Startled, shies away,
surrounded by all his friends;
he looks back at me!


V.  Math Class

My stare burns a hole
In the back of his head.
My stare burns a hole
In the back of his head.
What?
Sorry, sir. 
Could you please
Repeat the question?


VI.  Hope

Through lowered lashes
over cheeks and lips so soft,
he returns my glance

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