First Flush

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.

34 thoughts on “First Flush

  1. Oh, this took me back to high school. There is something inherently overwhelming about that first flush. I could see the rising red on your cheeks and could almost hear your heart skip beats. This is such a beautiful description.

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  2. I had a smile on my face all the time while I was reading this, and I’m still grinning !<3
    I'm just loving this ! πŸ™‚
    That really cheered me up, and has taken me to that 'first flush' !
    Thanks a lot for this ! ❀ ❀

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