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March 10, 2012 / austreberto

strange affection

strange affection


2nd grade

gut punch

she walked away while i clenched my stomach


my siblings told me this meant she liked me

i was gullible back then

but it made sense

because it was much like the love taps my father gave me

but hers hurt


for years i grew up hoping no girl would like me like that

you know

like like me


at an early age i learned that love hurts


my stomach could only handle so much apparently


6th grade

first crush

was afraid to talk to her


my little fists were uncomfortable speaking that language

never said a word


my father kept giving me love taps for years

began to relax my hands more


and my stomach

it learned it can handle a lot more love that way


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