To my long-lost friend

Dear best friend, 

I already love you.

I'm in love with the way you smile when you look into the sky.

I adore the little wrinkles your nose makes when you laugh.

I love the melody of your voice.

I am fascinated by the light in my eyes. 

You are everything to me.

--

I haven't seen you in person yet. 

I trust that you exist and that we will embrace one day.

People around me have always ranked me as their second-best. 

I'm not used to being acknowledged or seen.

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People have judged me by the color of my skin,

the letters on my transcript, 

the price tag on my clothes,

and the car my parents drive.

Maybe that's why

I have never been first place in anyone's heart.

Except for yours.

And you'll be first place in mine. 

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
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