Valentine's Day

by Julie Bihn


I had been excited.
A flower for me?
A yellow flower.
A rose.
Jeans and a tie.
He's dressed up
He told me.
He wore glasses.
He said little.
He made me look social.
We didn't dance.
Our shared trait
Was awkwardness.
Too awkward to
Tell me himself.
His feelings relayed
Through a friend.
I didn't like him.
But I just answered
'I'm not ready.'
Was he ?


Copyright Julie Bihn 1998

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