our eyes met in January.
i obviously smirked, very
wary about his intentions.
my smile in april had multiple dimensions,
i began to accept him and the confusion,
my happiness was no longer an illusion.
before we met i always worked
and my sadness always lurked
in the pages of homework i had.
really i felt that i was going mad,
senioritis seemed more attractive,
then this boy showed up, radioactive.
he said i was smart
a beautiful work of art
and suddenly i wanted to keep going.
i felt as if i was glowing,
when he spoke to me
it was like i was drinking warm tea.
i called him a fool for having feelings
that his heart was one of weaklings.
but i didn't tell him that he inspires my success,
that my valedictorian speech is meant to impress
him and everyone i know
goodness, the fool has turned me into Poe!