She came home with stars in her eyes
twirling her hair, a dreamy smile
out of touch; I stadium waved hello.
A boy from church had told her hello
on the school bus where their eyes
met a split second in time, she smiled
as she told me the story and I smiled
because love always starts with hello
a skip beat of the heart, locking eyes.
Hello teen years, I smiled then rolled my eyes.
I am so happy to share with you the significance of this poem to me. It won 1st place in Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides Tritina Form Challenge and was published in Writer’s Digest, May/June 2012 issue.