I stop mid-guffaw
To find your eyes on me
And though I am not the blushing kind
I feel heat travelling up my neck.
I look away flustered
But find my gaze drawn to you
You are still looking my way
And I swear my heart somersaults
You say something
But the roar in my ears is loud and drowns your voice
I breathe in shallow bursts
None of our friends notice anything
With trembling fingers I gather my books
Hugging them to my errant heart
I quietly try to slink away
Before my eyes can give the loud tattooing in my chest away.