Keeping his hands in his pockets, he nervously played with his keys

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “on paper” by Jacqueline Woodson: first, write, name, help, white, page, anything, letters, outside, sentences, written, by

Keeping his hands in his pockets
As he played with his keys
He asks for help as he fidgets
Page so white not at ease
As he reads the first sentence
The letter written by Constance
And as he reads
And as he reads
Doesn’t know what to think at once

Keeping his hands in his pockets
Tensely calling her name
Wishes to write her a sonnet
Anything for a dame
Outside is cold and so quiet
Hopeless and awkward as to what
Outside is cold
Outside is cold
Thinking of a way to exit

Keeping his hands in his pockets
Is there another chance?
Bought her a box of chocolates
Hoping for some romance
Will she say yes if he asks her?
Does she like all their encounter?
Will she say yes?
Will she say yes?
Fretfully waits for her answer*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Trijan Refrain

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