She stood, mostly at a distance,
but close enough that I could make out her eyes–
those beautiful brown eyes, piercing into my soul.
She smiled a full smile and I couldn’t help but think
“this is the highlight of my day.”
I looked away from her, into the star-filled sky,
trying my hardest not to solely stare at her,
“so, I’ll talk to you next week?” I probed.
“Next week? Why not tomorrow?”
And with that, I felt my heart lurch,
my lungs overcome
as my mouth took in more air than needed.
“Sure!” I replied trying to sound calm.
And as she walked away,
into the darkness of her driveway,
I stood for a second longer,
realizing those stars are probably closer,
than she and I will ever be.