First Sight

Love is a shy silence near you,
Without you knowing,
And a reminder of your voice when you leave.
Your hands embrace mine.

Love is keeping you in my heart,
As if you were a treasure.
Together while it gets dark,
neither before nor after.
To look up at the sky, as the stars come out.

Love is persevering,
when you are absent.
Your smell in the air that I breathe,
As I feel how little by little you walk away
When I open my eyes, you are but a dream.

-- Maria M., 9th-12th Grade