you know what i just realized
this is the last school year that all students in high school will be from the 90s
my theatre teacher had us all say our date of birth and at the end he said this. this shocks the man.
Do not kiss the first boy who
calls you beautiful.
Do not fall in love with the
first boy who looks
at you like you are the answer
to the question he has
been asking himself all his life.
This is is easier said than done.
He will have a wishing
well of a mouth,
and as much as you want
to believe what he says is true,
you should know that
his lips are hiding lies
between each crinkle
of his smile.
Unfold him, find the truth.
When he tells you he is hollow,
that the pennies you left with him
fell through bottomless pockets,
do not beg.
Do not plead.
Do not reach in for one last kiss.
He will only take more of you.
It is what he does,
his hands are strong for a reason.
Do not fall in love with a boy
who calls you beautiful
until you do not need him to say it
for it to be true.