She Gazed

by Hakim

Her eyes warmed me like hot apple cider

Brown and sweet


She gazed 

Hid her thoughts

Eyes spoke 

She would not

I listened

I tried 

She smiled 

Her eyes returned to her book 

I smiled 

She looked up as my smile faded

Her brown eyes seemed disappointed 

A black shiny curl dropped on her face

She swatted it away 

I smiled again

She seemed satisfied 

She smiled back

Her eyes returned to her book

I closed mine 

She Gazed by Hakim

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