Split Personality
by Ellie Riedel

A bowed head
A small voiced question
Brown eyes look up
Through black lashes
And take my breath away
Instantly I wish
His question wasn't as innocent as,
"Are you going to art club today? You should ..."
Then he's back to his fun self
Skinny Jeans
Bicolor hair
Tight bright shirt
Loud, bold, obnoxious
They are the two sides
Of this one boy
He walks away from me
Leaving me with green eyes trained on his tall thin form
As his Converse squeak in the hall of normality

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Poem Copyright 2009 by Ellie Riedel


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