It is loud.
I find it hard to move
and sometimes it's hard to breathe.
and a fear of the unknown.
I'm just ten feet from the target now,
and he stops me.
I whisper the news in his ear and he smiles.
He bends down to match my height and brushes my shoulder,
telling me that it's alright.
I feel the beat in my heart, stronger now than ever.
I don't want to say goodbye, but she waits.
She waits to test me, and the beat doesn't stop.
High school is more fun
when you have a crush.