Latent Heart Reaction

The conscious effort to avoid

Your gaze

That first time my heart fluttered

For you

Perpetually shy

I speak in soft tones

As you near, I can hear you

And even after years

Since

I’ve known you

My heart still quickens

It still listens for you.

This original poem (poetry) is written and copyrighted by Juana M. Gumbs. All rights are reserved by her in July 2021 (C)

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