For Ana

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic


A poem written for the first girl I fell in love with.

Submitted: June 08, 2018

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Submitted: June 08, 2018

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She was the first girl to bring me moonlight 

in a mason jar.

At first,

I thought it held fireflies 

Like the ones bouncing off the walls of my stomach when she smiles.

I keep my mouth closed like a tin lid so that 

They won’t fly out.

Sometimes I begin to unscrew the top 

but stop because I don’t know 

If she would be blinded by their blinking.

 

She comes to school with bug bites on her unshaved legs 

And i wonder if the bugs that bit her 

Appreciated the taste.

Sometimes I feel like a mosquito stuck in the 

hydrangea scented web her perfume has spun.

I wonder if she meant to catch a mosquito like me 

or if she would rather devour less invasive things 

like mag flies.

 

 


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