1997, Passing in the Hallway

from Courting Strong by Martha



We met when we were seven/Now we’re both in year eleven and it scares me that
you act like it’s a joke/When they tell you off for smoking/It’s tearing me apart/So I just drew your name inside a heart.

Maureen/School is totally boring/These GCSEs really get to me/I long for your company/And I think it’s/high time/We took a walk by the riverside/We can sit near the daffodils/While we’ve got some time to kill/It’s true that I’ve been so anaemic/Since you broke my double-helix and my heart.

Well I might be a reject/But to tell the truth you’re scarier than a prefect/When we’re passing in the hallway/And you catch me looking your way/It’s certifiably verified/That I’m completely terrified by Maureen…

I know you’re in detention/But I promise that I’m worthy of your attention after school/There’s a park across the street/I’d really love it if you’d meet me/We can share some pop while we revise/See algebra in each other’s eyes/I promise you I’m worth the wait/This textbook’s barely annotated.


from Courting Strong, released May 26, 2014


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