"Study Hall"

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About a girl that has a crush on a guy in her study hall and spends the whole period watching and crushing on him...

Submitted: July 04, 2017

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“Study Hall”

 

 

She spent

her study hall period

studying him

It’s been

A full month

since school started

and he had a look

that pulled her eyes

everywhere he went.

She would wear

her headphones

listening to music

A minor infraction

the study hall monitors

gave up fighting,

While pretending to read

or stare aimlessly

at a computer screen,

but her full attention

was always centered

around him.

She would scribble

on a piece of paper

asking herself

questions about him

writing them down

Then,

as if she had a

Purpose

A reason to

study him

she would watch him,

It took off

A bit of the

stalking edge

she felt.

Right now

she has

type of music

he likes

written down,

And taking into

account

the 501’s

with holes

canvas high tops

disheveled hair

and surfer tee-shirts

he wore,

even when it was

raining out,

Had her thinking

early Punk

or one of the

20-types of

Heavy Metal,

she was hoping for

Punk,

A whole lot easier

to listen to

at full volume.

She went back to

her study of him

waiting for another

Question

to enter her mind,

Having forgotten

to look at her book

for sometime

she decides to

read a full page

before looking up

Again,

Just for the benefit

of anyone

who might be

watching her.

She gets about

halfway through

the page

before turning it

leaving the rest

Unread

her anxiety

Too much

to continue reading,

an instant

Calming effect

comes over her

as she allows

her eyes

to swallow up

as much of

his image

as they care to.

His pen

rolls off his table

and falls

to his right side

he leans over

from his chair

stretching and straining

to pick it up

without having to

leave his chair

and once his

right finger

gets enough of

A tip on it

he snaps down

on the side

of the pen

causing a back spin

that rolls it

closer to him.

She is enjoying

the little show

he is preforming

and completely forgets

of the locked in

Stare

she has going on.

He picks up

the orange pen

and in the process

looks up to see

Her

intensely looking

Back,

he nods

and smiles

she doesn’t even

Realize

that the acknowledgement

was meant for her

so engrossed

in her viewing.

Once she does

she quickly

looks down

at her book

to resume her

appearance of reading

only to find

her book face down

on the table.

And in that

3-seconds of time

she was frozen,

For what to her

seemed like a

Lifetime,

All her embarrassing

Moments

with guys

Flashed before her

Eyes,

As she sat there

staring back at him,

And as the last

Archived

thought flashes by,

this current moment

attaches it’s self

to that thought

on the train of

Bad beats

concerning guys,

Making it

just that much

Longer.

He goes back to

his homework

she closes her mouth

and picks up her book

reading the words

Quickly

as if that would

somehow make up

for all the unread

Pages

she had just turned

instead of reading.

She finishes

two full pages

before she nervously

looks over at him

finding it safe

to resume her

Gawking.

She looks back down

at her paper

and crosses out

Heavy Metal

and circles

Punk

and in a whisper

to herself

She says

“No Heavy Metal fan”

“Would be caught dead”

“Carrying around”

“An orange pen”

As her eyes

Rise up

from her paper

Over the top

of her book

and focus in

On the guy

across the room

with the orange

Pen

and disheveled hair…

 

Tom Allen…06-23-2017…

 


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