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A Study In Love



Her expressions were delicious, her aroma intoxicating,
Her presence was lovely and her conversation intriguing.
I was at a loss for words as we engaged in study, together,
The arts, which separate human beings from the animals,
But it didn’t feel like working to me; it felt flirtatious.
And when the spark from her eye leaped into my heart,
I was emboldened to ask her, shyly,
“Do you believe in love at first sight?”
And without hesitation, she answered, “Of course!”
(As she gently placed her hand on mine; the touch, soft and warm.)
Naturally, I was taken aback by her quick response
And gazed into her face, contemplating whether to kiss her or not.
The moment seemed real, the timing perfect, and she was willing,
But the fool in me, out of desperation, looked for an excuse,
Afraid to show my innermost feelings due to my upbringing,
Pulled away, pretending to resume our interaction in education.
But my mind blossomed in that encounter!
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Written on June 04, 2018

Submitted by Dennis_Spilchuk on October 01, 2021

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