I can’t stand this lack of word
staring at me from a
blank page
taunting in a cruel way
pointing out my flaws
while keeping my hands tied
I can almost hear the lined bit of dead tree
how obnoxious and immature

but, the opening of a door and
oh, inspiration

it’s funny how a simple act
(so simple as…hm
that boy scratching his head)
can strike you with the need
The Need
to write
to watch
to touch
that boy That Boy
I wonder if he knows that he does that to me
he walks in
I hold my breath
he sits before me
I swallow hard
he scratches his head
and I give in to one need
I write
I have to
not documenting that soft-like-clouds hair
would be a crime
not explaining to one’s obnoxious and immature journal
the absolute wonders of That Boy’s body
straining against his shirt as he leans forward in his desk
that would be another crime

so, laugh at me now
at me and my pitiful words
and distorted imagery
maybe i can’t portray the beauty I want to
but I get to see it
who’s smug now?
no, no, I’m not either
may as well go ahead and laugh
for it’s not as if I can do anything
at all
about his inspiring presence
he is unaware of me
though I am here every day
with a friendly smile and a question or two
how can he not feel my eyes admiring every inch of him?

the questions and
of their unanswerable nature
chase the inspiration away
right back into the hallway
and away
wherever it likes to go when not seeping
overwhelming me
goodbye, sweet inspiration
I’ll see you in class tomorrow


Kaiya Knox

New Orleans, United States

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erm, written during class.
That Boy really inspires me? XD

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