The Midnight Reenactment of Middle School Love
Before I had said hi to you,
I knew you just through fantasies.
I watched you, infatuated, and asked myself:
What are the birds and the bees?
So then I slowly approached you
With nerves and wobbly knees,
What do I say? What do I do?
Someone tell me, please.
No one spoke up to say to me
That this wasn’t like the love movies.
Who in hell said that for you and I
This would be a breeze?
I “loved” you while forever ran
Or until the summer break began
We ate frozen yogurt and Chick-fil-a
In the back of my mom’s minivan.
Daydreaming about you and I,
A kiss – a peck – was the extent.
We knew nothing about locking lips
To my dismay, disgust, and discontent.
All the songs on the radio
Seem to scream your name
Want to and try to act like grownups
But still stuck in the middle – what a shame.