"The Risk" by Katie Richards
Katie Richards 4/21/14
Today was the day.
I was finally going to talk to him.
My hands shook; my heart was thump thump thumping out of my chest. He sat over by the pop machine, reading a book, the book I had placed carefully in his locker a week ago signed, “From your secret admirer.”
In my head amongst the chaos The Beatles sang songs of love and peace. Love birds circled my head; the world was spinning as I moved closer. I was finally going to tell him.
I would tell him that he was my everything,
if the world hadn’t stopped.
Her name was Julie.
She wore flowers in her hair and red lipstick.
How could a girl like me compete with a girl like that?
She looked at him with ocean blue eyes and glistening golden hair.
She was everything I wasn’t…
So I walked away.
I didn’t see his eyes on my back, or the way he looked at me walking away. His eyes were sad, they called out to a girl he never knew.
He was going to tell her.
He was going to tell her she was his everything.